European Southern Observatory

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Evidence of forming planet discovered 335 light years from Earth

CLEMSON — An international team of scientists led by a Clemson University astrophysicist has discovered new evidence that planets are forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth.The team found carbon monoxide emission that strongly suggests ... [Published Easley Progress - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Edinburgh astronomers build £7m space probe

EXPERTS at the Royal Observatory have won a £7 million contract to help probe the secrets of the universe.A team from the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) will lead an international project to build a unique, powerful instrument to tackle some ... [Published Edinburgh Evening News - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Evidence Of Windy Weather In An Infant Solar System

Image Caption: This is an artist's rendition of AS 205 N, a T Tauri star that is part of a multiple star system. Credit: P. Marenfeld & NOAO/AURA/NSFApril Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe OnlineUsing the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Atacama ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Panel on artists, exoplanets, and getting it right

Here’s a SETI Institute video of a panel discussion  on the topic of accurately depicting exoplanets:  A rtists Imaging Exoworlds-Getting It Right (SETI Con 2)[embedded content]From the caption:Panelists :Lynette Cook – most widely known as an out-of-this-world ... [Published HobbySpace - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Big surprises can come in small packages

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 17-Sep-2014Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a monster lurking in a very unlikely place. New observations of the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 have revealed a supermassive black hole at its heart, ... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Violent origins of disc galaxies: Why Milky Way-like galaxies are so common in the universe

For decades scientists have believed that galaxy mergers usually result in the formation of elliptical galaxies. Now, for the the first time, researchers using ALMA and a host of other radio telescopes have found direct evidence that merging galaxies ... [Published Science Daily - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Astronomers unveil secrets of giant elliptical galaxies

(Nanowerk News) New findings of how giant elliptical galaxies move have been discovered by an international team of astronomers using the newly installed Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large ... [Published Nanowerk - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

ALMA Achieves New Observing Capabilities

High Frequency Vision Shows Uranus in New Light Contact InformationAvailable for logged-in reporters onlyNewswise — The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has reached a major milestone by extending its vision fully into the realm of ... [Published Newswise - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 3 reports

Extra-Galactic Star Cluster has a Lithium Deficiency : Discovery News

The “lithium problem” has been a quandary for astronomers for decades, but now, with the help of one of the world’s most powerful observatories, we’ve discovered that the puzzle isn’t exclusive to stars inside the Milky Way. NEWS: Rare Exoplanet Found ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

New Planet Is Forming Just 335 Light-Years Away from Us, Evidence Indicates

Evidence presented in a recent paper in The Astrophysical Journal indicates that a brand new planet is forming at a distance of just 335 light-years from us. This planet is coming into being in the proximity of a star dubbed HD 100546.Scientists base ... [Published Softpedia - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Cosmic Spider Caught on Telescope Bides its Time Before Spawning Bright Young Stars

A dark cloud of gas in the shape of a spider called Lupus 4 blocks out more-distant starsESOA spider-shaped blob of gas and dust, Lupus 4, blots out background stars in an image taken by a telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. Framing the ... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

How the Black Clouds of Space Bring Life to the Universe

Many of us look to the sky and try to see past it, drawing some imaginary line between Earth and some other very-far-away version of Earth, another white/blue sphere poking a hole in the black background.It seems we're less inspired by the black background ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 03 2014]

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"In that process the outer part of the galaxy would have been torn away to become part of Messier 60, leaving behind only the small and compact galaxy we see today."
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Evidence of forming planet discovered 335 light... [Published Easley Progress - 12 hours ago]
Edinburgh astronomers build £7m space probe [Published Edinburgh Evening News - Sep 27 2014]
UK-led team to build new VLT spectrograph [Published OPTICS.ORG - Sep 26 2014]
Evidence Of Windy Weather In An Infant Solar Sy... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 24 2014]
Big surprises can come in small packages [Published Space Daily - Sep 23 2014]
The Milky Way Will Eventually Be Consumed By Ne... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 20 2014]
Video: Panel on artists, exoplanets, and gettin... [Published HobbySpace - Sep 20 2014]
Astronomers discover ‘tiniest’ galaxy that cont... [Published Weekly Times of India - Sep 19 2014]
CEPHEID : Reports from Catholic University Desc... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 18 2014]
Gargantuan black hole found at the heart of dwa... [Published Physicsworld.com - Sep 18 2014]
Supermassive Black Hole Found In Ultracompact D... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 18 2014]
Astronomers Find A Supermassive Black Hole In A... [Published Forbes.com - Sep 18 2014]
Astronomers discover 'tiniest' galaxy that cont... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 18 2014]
Camp focus on stargazing [Published Timaru Herald - Sep 17 2014]
Big surprises can come in small packages [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 17 2014]
Violent origins of disc galaxies: Why Milky Way... [Published Science Daily - Sep 17 2014]
Violent origins of disc galaxies probed by ALMA [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 17 2014]
Incredible New Map Of Our Milky Way Galaxy Is T... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 16 2014]
A new director for the all-sky astronomers [Published The University of Sydney - Sep 15 2014]
Astronomers unveil secrets of giant elliptical ... [Published Nanowerk - Sep 12 2014]
Astronomers solve 20-year-old quasar mystery [Published EarthSky - Sep 11 2014]
Extra-Galactic Star Cluster has a Lithium Defic... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 11 2014]
Elemental Mystery: Lithium Is Also Rare Outside... [Published Universe Today - Sep 10 2014]
Extra-Galactic Star Cluster has a Lithium Defic... [Published Discovery Channel - Sep 10 2014]
ALMA Achieves New Observing Capabilities [Published Newswise - Sep 10 2014]
Glittering Star Cluster May Help Solve Stellar ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 10 2014]
Astronomers Witness Birth of Planet Three Times... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 10 2014]
Imaging astronomical sources at high resolution... [Published OE Magazine - Sep 10 2014]
Bureau of Meteorology to get new supercomputer [Published Technology Decisions - Sep 10 2014]
Very Large Telescope Zooms-in on Rosetta's Come... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 09 2014]
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Astronomers solve 20-year-old quasar mystery [Published EarthSky - Sep 11 2014]
This is an artist’s concept of a quasar: a supermasive black hole at the center of a faraway galaxy. Image via European Southern Observatory Discovered in the early 1960s, quasars are highly luminous objects shining over vast intergalactic distances. ...
A Deep Probe of Planet Formation [Published Centauri Dreams - Sep 09 2014]
Surrounding the star HD100546, some 335 light years from Earth in the southern hemisphere constellation Musca (The Fly), is a cloud of gas and dust in the shape of a disk. The young star is 30 times brighter than the Sun and about 2.5 times as large. ...
M17 is the Omega Nebula [Published EarthSky - Aug 25 2014]
Barely visible to the unaided eye on a dark, moonless night, Messier 17 aka the Omega Nebula is best seen though binoculars, or low power on a telescope. It’s very near another prominent nebula known as Messier 16, the Eagle Nebula , home nebula of ...
[tt] NYT: More Eyes on the Skies [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 25 2014]
More Eyes on the Skies http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/science/space/more-eyes-on-the-skies.html By DENNIS OVERBYEThe future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it. Andastronomers have been busy working the proverbial smoke-filled room ...
Now You Can 3D-Print Your Own Stellar Nebula [Published TIME.com - Jul 14 2014]
People alive in 1841 understood the Eta Carinae nebula better than we do. They were the ones who were actually around to watch when an enormous star weighing about 130 times as much as our sun erupted more than 7,500 light years from Earth. Maybe if ...
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