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Dec 17 2014
12:21 UTC

The Hot Blue Stars of Messier 47

... Messier 47 PR Video eso1441bClose up view of the bright star cluster Messier 47 This spectacular image of the star cluster Mes

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Dec 06 2014
11:20 UTC

E-ELT gets the go-ahead

  I spent a couple of days this week in at MPIA in Heidelberg, working with my colleagues from MPIA and CEA Saclay in Paris on commissioning and calibrations plans for the James Webb Space Telescope instrument MIRI. The launch of JWST in 2018 is coming ever closer, and excitement is slowly building for this […]

Posted by SarahAskew

Dec 01 2014
10:58 UTC

Surprise within a Cloud

... 16562-3959 Credit: ESO/VVV Team/A. Guzmn This image shows a region of the Milky Way that lies within the constellation of Scorpius, close to the central plane of the galaxy. The region hosts a dense cloud of dust and gas associated with the molecular cloud IRAS 16562-3959, clearly visible as an orange smudge among the rich pool of stars at the centre of the image. Clouds like these are breeding grounds for new stars. In the centre of this cloud the bright object known as G345. 4

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Nov 26 2014
11:39 UTC

A Colourful Gathering of Middle-aged Stars

... cluster NGC 3532 PR Video eso1439bPanning across the colourful star cluster NGC 3532 The MPG/ESO 2. 2-metre telescope a

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Nov 24 2014
12:17 UTC

Seeing into the Heart of Mira A and its Partner

MiraCredit: ESO/S. Ramstedt (Uppsala University, Sweden) & W. Vlemmings (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) Studying red giant stars tells astronomers about the future of the Sun and about how previous generations of stars spread the elements needed for life across the Universe. One of the most famous red giants in the sky is called Mira A, part of the binary system Mira which lies about 400 light-years from Earth. In this image ALMA reveals Mira's secret life. Mira A

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

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