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Wednesday
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

Monday
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

Wednesday
Nov 19 2014
11:52 UTC

Spooky Alignment of Quasars Across Billions of Light-years

... **************************************Videos PR Video eso1438aArtist's impression of mysterious alignment of quasar rotation axes VLT reveals alignments between supermassive black hole axes and large-scale structureNew observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have revealed alignments over the largest structures ever discovered in t

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Monday
Nov 10 2014
10:31 UTC

MUSE Reveals True Story Behind Galactic Crash

... ************************************************ Videos PR Video eso1437aZooming in on ESO 137-001 PR

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Thursday
Nov 06 2014
15:48 UTC

Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis

... Solar System PR Image eso1436fArtist's impression of a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disc PR I

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Thursday
Nov 06 2014
13:37 UTC

ALMA Shows Off Baby Pictures Baby Planets, That Is!

... test of its new high resolution capabilities, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is happily sharing some family snapshots with us. Astronomers manning the cameras have captured one of the best images so far of a newly-forming planet system gathering itself around a recently ignited star. Located about 450 light years from us […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Nov 04 2014
21:10 UTC

VLTI Detects Exozodiacal Light Around Exoplanets

If you've ever stood outside after twilight has passed, or a few hours before the sun rises at dawn, then chances are you've witnessed the phenomenon known as zodiacal light. This effect, which looks like a faint, diffuse white glow in the night sky, is what happens when sunlight is reflected off of tiny particles […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Nov 03 2014
11:39 UTC

VLTI Detects Exozodiacal Light

... ********************* Videos PR Video eso1435aArtist's impression of bright exozodiacal light New challenge for direct imaging of exo-EarthsBy using the full power of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer an international team of astronomers has discovered exozodiacal light close to the habitable zones ar

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Wednesday
Oct 29 2014
18:32 UTC

Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System

... *********************************** Videos PR Video eso1434aArtist's impression of the double-star system GG Tauri-A ALMA Examines Ezekiel-like Wheel in a Wheel of Dust and GasFor the first time, researchers using ALMA have detected a streamer of gas flowing from a massive outer disc toward the inner reaches of a b

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Wednesday
Oct 29 2014
18:27 UTC

Double Disc Found Feeding Each Other In Binary Star System

... Tau-A. According to the ESO press release, this never-before-seen feature […]

Posted by Universe Today

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