European Southern Observatory

Type: Organization
Name: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 4 reports

A telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life

Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the Chilean Coast Range north of Santiago. A couple of old concrete platforms and some rusty pipes, parts of the mountain’s old weather station, are the only hints that humans ... [Published Taipei Times Online - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Earth's near-twin found orbiting Red Dwarf

We've been hearing a lot about Earth-like planets out there in our galaxy, but a new planet announced Thursday might be the earthiest one yet.NASA 's Kepler telescope uncovered this planet, dubbed Kepler-186f. It's similar to Earth in two important ways: ... [Published ABC15.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Wonderful New Hubble Pics

To get these new Hubble images a team of astronomers, all from Europe, combined the power of the Hubble Space Telescope with thatNew Hubble photographs - how interesting! The latest of the newest Hubble pics is of a black hole, which they have captioned ... [Published Canon-McMillan Patch - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 3 reports

Chew On This: Best Picture Yet of Gum 41 : Discovery News

Hot young stars blaze at the center of a vast cloud of interstellar hydrogen gas in this image, acquired by the European Southern Observatory’s MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope[1] at the La Silla Observatory in the Atacama desert, Chile. PHOTOS: Hubble’s Beautiful ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

ALMA: Looking Through Dust To See Starbirth And Galaxies

01:10am ET The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a telescope array in Chile that includes 66 receivers scattered across the Atacama Desert. The array is located at the European Southern Observatory and bills itself as "the largest ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 5 reports

New Nebula Photo: Image Shows Portion Of The 'Running Chicken Nebula' In Constellation Centaurus

This is one of the best photos yet of the elusive nebula known as Gum 41, located in the constellation Centaurus. (Photo: ESO)The European Southern Observatory released  this new picture Wednesday, one of the best yet of a hard-to-see nebula called Gum ... [Published International Science Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sombrero Galaxy: Hidden Double in a Hat

By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor   |   April 16, 2014 01:50am ETOne of the first images taken by the Discovery Channel Telescope was of the Sombrero Galaxy, M104. The image was obtained April-May 2012.Credit: Lowell ObservatoryThe Sombrero Galaxy, ... [Published Space.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 4 reports

Chance alignment produces beautiful image

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have captured this eye-catching image of planetary nebula PN A66 33 (Abell 33). Created when an aging star blew off its outer layers, this beautiful blue bubble ... [Published Astronomy Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Cosmic Killer: NGC 1316 Galaxy Consumes one of its Galactic Neighbors

After imaging the NGC 1316 galaxy with the help of European Southern Observatory in Chile, astronomers have got to know some shocking facts about the same. The galaxy, which is also the fourth-brightest source of radio emission in sky, has consumed at ... [Published French Tribune - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Cosmic “Serial Killer” Reveals Its Secrets to ESO Telescope

Astronomers with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) were recently able to figure out the secrets behind the structure of a large galaxy designated NCG 1316. The object is now believed to be a cosmic serial killer, having destroyed and consumed multiple ... [Published Softpedia - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 9 reports

Ring around the asteroid: Scientists make surprise discovery

This is an artist's interpretation of the asteroid Chariklo. ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser/Nick RisingerA faraway asteroid named Chariklo is traveling through space with two unusual companions: a couple of dense, narrow rings. The discovery came as quite ... [Published CNET Reviews - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 4 reports

Two Rings To Rule Them All: Amazing Space Discovery [Greg Laden's Blog]

We know know what the famous announcement by the European Southern Observatory is. They found an asteroid with ring! Two of them! …the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. Telescopes at seven locations in South America, ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Mar 26 2014]

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"We are going to blast it with dynamite and then carry off the rubble. We will take about 80ft off the top of the mountain to create a plateau – and when we have done that, we will build the world's biggest telescope there,” the newspaper quotes Gird Hudepohl, a senior engineer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), as saying."
...scientists had only been able to infer the existence of exoplanets from the way they affected the movement of their parent star or its light output. "This was history-book material, a discovery of the same quality as Galileo's drawings of the mountains on the moon or the satellites of Jupiter" says Hainaut
"The next things we’d need to know about it are the mass, what its atmosphere is like, and the surface temperature. The gravity of the planet depends on its mass, and in many ways the atmosphere depends on the gravity. Unfortunately, we don’t know either."
"If a hypothetical human space traveller could pass through this nebula, it is likely that they would not notice it as — even at close quarters — it would be too faint for the human eye to see" ESO officials said in a statement

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A telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life [Published Taipei Times Online - Apr 20 2014]
Telescope to probe deepest space [Published Japan Times - Apr 20 2014]
Top of Chilean mount to be blasted away to make... [Published Voice of Russia - Apr 20 2014]
The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 19 2014]
Earth's near-twin found orbiting Red Dwarf [Published ABC15.com - Apr 18 2014]
Chew On This: Best Picture Yet of Gum 41 : Disc... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 17 2014]
Chew On This: Best Picture Yet of Gum 41 [Published Discovery Channel - Apr 17 2014]
Wonderful New Hubble Pics [Published Canon-McMillan Patch - Apr 17 2014]
Hot, young stars cause gas glow 7,300 light yea... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Apr 17 2014]
Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, B... [Published CleanTechies Events - CleanTech Events and Conf ... - Apr 17 2014]
Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, B... [Published CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com - Apr 17 2014]
ALMA: Looking Through Dust To See Starbirth And... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 17 2014]
New Nebula Photo: Image Shows Portion Of The 'R... [Published International Science Times - Apr 16 2014]
Cloud of Stars Glows a Rosy Red in New View [Published NBCNews.com - Apr 16 2014]
Rosy Cosmic Cloud Glows with Stars Shine in New... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 16 2014]
Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, B... [Published National Geographic - Apr 16 2014]
Rosy Cosmic Cloud Glows with Stars Shine in New... [Published Space.com - Apr 16 2014]
UC helps advancement of Thirty Meter Telescope ... [Published Daily Bruin - Apr 16 2014]
ESO: A study in scarlet [Published HobbySpace - Apr 16 2014]
Sombrero Galaxy: Hidden Double in a Hat [Published Space.com - Apr 16 2014]
Every red dwarf star has at least one planet [Published University of Hertfordshire - Apr 15 2014]
Third Ultra HD Expedition Photo Focuses on the ... [Published Softpedia - Apr 14 2014]
Nature’s Nasty Side [Published Navhind Times - Apr 13 2014]
Best Space Pictures of the Week: Flying Saucer,... [Published National Geographic - Apr 11 2014]
A diamond ring... in space! [Published BBC Focus Magazine - Apr 11 2014]
Site Negotiations for Cherenkov Telescope Array... [Published SpaceRef - Apr 11 2014]
Astronomers Say They May Have Found Evidence Of... [Published Red Orbit - Apr 10 2014]
The Most Beautiful Celestial Diamond Ring I Hav... [Published Gizmodo Australia - Apr 10 2014]
Alignment of star & planetary nebula creates il... [Published French Tribune - Apr 10 2014]
Chance alignment produces beautiful image [Published Astronomy Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
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Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, B... [Published CleanTechies Events - CleanTech Events and Conf ... - Apr 17 2014]
Chile’s Atacama Desert is as eerily beautiful as it is barren, hot, and dry. Yet this seemingly inhospitable patch of Earth might be the perfect host for a different kind of solar energy, one that has nothing to do with photovoltaic panels. Solar updraft ...
Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, B... [Published CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com - Apr 17 2014]
Chile’s Atacama Desert is as eerily beautiful as it is barren, hot, and dry. Yet this seemingly inhospitable patch of Earth might be the perfect host for a different kind of solar energy, one that has nothing to do with photovoltaic panels. Solar updraft ...
Star aligns with planetary nebula to create dia... [Published EarthSky - Apr 09 2014]
The planetary nebula Abell 33 captured using European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. This planetary nebula is unusually round. Something usually disturbs the symmetry and causes a planetary nebula to appear roundish, but slightly irregular ...
Biggest galaxy cluster bigger than thought [Published EarthSky - Apr 04 2014]
View larger. | . This is a Hubble image of the most massive cluster of galaxies ever seen to exist when the universe was just half its current age of 13.8 billion years. The cluster contains several hundred galaxies. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and ...
Two Rings To Rule Them All: Amazing Space Disco... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Mar 26 2014]
We know know what the famous announcement by the European Southern Observatory is. They found an asteroid with ring! Two of them! …the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. Telescopes at seven locations in South America, ...
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