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5 April 2018

New images from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other telescopes reveal a rich landscape of stars and glowing clouds of gas in one of our closest neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud. The pictures have allowed astronomers to identify an elusive stellar corpse buried among filaments of gas left behind by a 2000-year-old supernova explosion. The MUSE instrument was used to establish where this elusive object is hiding, and existing Chandra X-ray Observatory data confirmed its identity as an isolated neutron star.

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Printed ESO Supernova Programme Now Available

5 April 2018: Over the past months, the ESO Supernova team has been preparing the programme for the new Planetarium & Visitor Centre, due to open to the public on 28 April 2018 ...

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Science in School: Issue 43 Now Available

3 April 2018: The latest issue of the free magazine Science in School is now available online and in print. This European journal for science teachers offers up-to-date information on cutting-edge science, teaching ...

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The Messenger No. 171 Now Available

29 March 2018: The latest edition of ESO's quarterly journal, The Messenger, is now available online. Find out the latest news from ESO on topics ranging from new instruments to the latest ...

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Media Advisory: Press Conference to Mark Inauguration of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre

29 March 2018: ESO will host a press conference on 26 April 2018 at 13:00 CEST, at its Headquarters in Garching, Germany, to present the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre on ...

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Apply for the Summer AstroCamp 2018 — Astronomy programme in northern Portugal for school students

26 March 2018: Applications for the ESO-supported Summer AstroCamp 2018 will open on 1 April. AstroCamp is an academic programme in the field of astronomy and physics that aims to stimulate curiosity and ...

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First Shell of ELT Deformable Mirror Completed

23 March 2018: The French optics company Safran Reosc has completed the first of six shells that will comprise the M4 deformable mirror system, which forms a fundamental part of ESO's Extremely ...

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Your Events in the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre — Events brochure now online

23 March 2018: The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre offers unique venue alternatives for event organisers in Munich. Our events brochure provides information about the spaces for hire and the available services ...

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ESO Supernova Programme Now Available Online

21 March 2018: Over the past months, the ESO Supernova team has been keenly working on the preparation of the programme for the exciting new planetarium and visitor centre, due to open to ...

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Contract Signed for ELT Prefocal Station

21 March 2018: ESO has signed a contract with the Spanish company IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture SAU for the production of a major new component of ESO's Extremely Large Telescope. The Prefocal ...

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Catch a Star 2018 Contest Now Open

21 March 2018: School students from around the world are invited to take part in the 2018 Catch a Star contest. This is a European astronomical writing contest, with prizes that will leave ...

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Clarification of Brazil's Involvement in ESO

12 March 2018: At its meeting on 7 March 2018, ESO Council decided to clarify the status of Brazil's current relationship with the Organisation, for the benefit of both Brazil and ESO ...

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ESO Signs Contract with Chilean Company for ELT Technical Facility

12 March 2018: ESO has signed a contract with the engineering and construction company Abengoa Chile to build the ELT Technical Facility at ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This new facility ...

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ESO Remains World's Most Productive Ground-based Observatory

8 March 2018: The latest survey of peer-reviewed scientific papers published during 2017 has shown that ESO remains the world's most productive ground-based observatory. Astronomers used observational data from ESO facilities to ...

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Probing Polaris — ESO Fellow Richard I. Anderson sheds light on the famous North Star

Interview with: Richard I. Anderson

30 March 2018: While most people have heard of the North Star and may even be able to find it in the night sky at the north celestial pole, it remains the fascinatingly ...

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Shooting for the Stars — ESO's role in the revolutionary Breakthrough Initiatives

Interview with: Markus Kasper

23 March 2018: Our fragile blue planet circles a star that is just one of hundreds of billions in our galaxy — which itself is just one stellar neighbourhood in a vast Universe ...

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Breathless Science — How ALMA staff adapt to working at high altitude

Interview with: Iván López

16 March 2018: At a soaring altitude of 5100 metres above sea level, the ALMA Observatory is one of the world's most extreme work environments. Athletes and hikers who climb this high usually ...

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Scanning a galaxy halo — Using MUSE and gravitational lensing to solve the mysteries of galaxy halos

Interview with: Sebastian Lopez

9 March 2018: Every galaxy is surrounded by a mysterious halo that scientists currently know little about. A team of astronomers has recently used a new technique to map the structure of a ...

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