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Monday
Mar 02 2015
17:04 UTC

An Old-looking Galaxy in a Young Universe

... Abell 1689 PR Image eso1508dWide-field view of the sky around the rich galaxy cluster Abell 1689 # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Vi

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Friday
Feb 27 2015
03:10 UTC

ESOcast 72: Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D

... *************************************************************************************************************************************Videos PR Video eso1507aESOcast 72 — Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D PR

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Wednesday
Feb 18 2015
11:46 UTC

The Strange Case of the Missing Dwarf New SPHERE instrument shows its power

... **************************************************************************************** Videos PR Video eso1506aZooming in on the unusual binary star V471 Tauri New SPHERE instrument shows its powerThe new SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Tel

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Tuesday
Feb 10 2015
10:27 UTC

The Ages of Sun-Like Stars

The cluster NGC 6819, whose stars are about 2. 5 billion years old. Astronomers have measured the rotation periods of thirty Sun-like stars in this cluster and used them to refine the calibrations used to infer a star's age from its rotation period. The mass of a star is perhaps its most significant feature. It determines how brightly it shines (a star ten times more massive than the Sun will, during its normal lifetime, shine about forty million times brighter than a star ten times less massi

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Monday
Feb 09 2015
21:11 UTC

Two Stars On A Death Spiral Set To Detonate As A Supernova

Two┬white dwarfs circle around one┬other,┬locked in a fatal tango. With an intimate orbit and a hefty combined mass, the┬pair is┬ultimately destined to collide, merge, and erupt in a titanic explosion: a Type Ia supernova. Or so goes the theory behind the infamous “standard candles” of cosmology. Now, in a paper published in today's issue of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Feb 09 2015
16:54 UTC

Stellar Partnership Doomed to End in Catastrophe

... of Aquila PR Image eso1505dWide-field view of the sky around the planetary nebula Henize 2-428 ******************************************************************************************************************************Vide

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Wednesday
Feb 04 2015
04:42 UTC

Rare Images of Red Sprites Captured at ESO

... But in┬January 2015, ESO photo ambassador Petr Horlek captured some amazing photos of much closer phenomena: red sprites flashing┬in the atmosphere high above distant thunderstorms. (...)Read the rest of Rare […]

Posted by Universe Today

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