Blog posts tagged with eso

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Jul 29 2015
11:57 UTC

First Detection of Lithium from an Exploding Star

... 2013 Videos PR Video eso1531aZooming in on Nova Centauri 2013 The chemical element lithium has been found for the first time in material ejected by a nova. Observations of Nova Centauri 2013 made using telescopes at ESO's La S

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Jul 28 2015
10:35 UTC

A Spectacular View of the Lagoon Nebula

Peer deep into the constellation Sagittarius and you will find a spectacular young star cluster and its associated stellar nursery. These are M8 and the Lagoon Nebula.   More than […]

Posted by Astronotes

Jul 22 2015
12:15 UTC

ALMA Witnesses Assembly of Galaxies in the Early Universe for the First Time

... (annotated) PR Image eso1530bALMA witnesses assembly of galaxy in early Universe The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been used to detect the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal galaxies in the early Universe. The new observations allow astronomers to start to see how the first galaxies were built up and how they cleared the cosmic fog during the era of reionisation. This is t

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Jul 15 2015
15:00 UTC

Jupiter Twin Discovered Around Solar Twin

... Cetus Videos PR Video eso1529aArtist's Impression of a Jupiter twin orbiting HIP 11915 Brazilian-led team leading the search for a Solar System 2. 0An international group of astronomers has used the ESO 3. 6-metre telescope to identify a planet just like Jupiter orbiting at the same distance from a Sun-like star, HIP 11915. According to current theories, the

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Jul 09 2015
14:55 UTC

Huge New Survey to Shine Light on Dark Matter

... (visible light) PR Image eso1528cFirst Results from the KiDS Survey (dark matter) First results from VST KiDS SurveyThe first results have been released from a major new dark matter survey of the southern skies using ESO's VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The VST KiDS survey will allow astronomers to make precise measurements of dark matter, the s

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Jul 08 2015
17:24 UTC

Biggest Explosions in the Universe Powered by Strongest Magnets

PR Image eso1527aArtist's impression of a gamma-ray burst and supernova powered by a magnetar Some long-duration gamma-ray bursts are driven by magnetarsObservations from ESO's La Silla and Paranal Observatories in Chile have for the first time demonstrated a link between a very long-lasting burst of gamma rays and an unusually bright supernova explosion. The results show that the supernova was not driven by radioactive decay, as expected, but was instead powered by the decaying super-s

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

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