European Southern Observatory

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Name: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Exocomets around Beta Pictoris

Imaging planets around other stars is challenging enough because their light is overwhelmed by the proximity of the parent star. But what about comets? We may not be able to see them directly, but minute variations in light can mark their passage across ... [Published Centauri Dreams - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Unlocking The Other Senses of Space

4:30 pm These days it’s no surprise to come across a gallery of amazing astronomy images. The Hubble Space Telescope, the other NASA great observatories and space probes, the European Space Agency and European Southern Observatory, and many, many dedicated ... [Published Discover Magazine - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Two families of comets found around nearby star

The HARPS instrument at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) La Silla Observatory in Chile has been used to make the most complete census of comets around another star ever created. A French team of astronomers has studied nearly 500 individual comets ... [Published Astronomy Magazine - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

The Museum of the Atacama Desert

The driest place on Earth now has a museum dedicated to it. is located in Chile’s mining capital, the northern city of Antofagasta, and was designed by architects Ramón Coz, Marco Polidura, Iñaki Volante and Eugenia Soto.The four Chileans, who won the ... [Published IconEye.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 reports

What’s Cooler Than One Comet? A Storm of Them

With some 2,000 planets now known to orbit stars beyond the Sun and thousands more in the can waiting for confirmation, the once-exotic term “exoplanet” is so commonplace it requires no definition for many people. The term “exocomet,” by contrast, ... [Published TIME.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

UK to build unique instrument to map the stars

The European Southern Observatory's VLT platform at Paranal in Chile. Image credit: ESOSen—A €9 million ($11.4 million) contract has been announced for UK-based engineers and designers to build a unique and powerful instrument that aims to probe the structure ... [Published SEN - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

This Mega Star City Hides A Strange Secret

ESO Artist's conception of the Spiderweb Galaxy in the center and surrounding galaxies, which are all slowly locking into each other's gravitational grip.In deep space, far from Earth, a group of galaxies, including the Spiderweb galaxy, is one of the ... [Published Business Insider - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

Galactic 'Mega City' Shows Mysterious Spots of Star Formation (Images)

A new photo of a huge galactic "mega city" under construction in the early universe shows star formation happening in unexpected places, scientists have found. The new image of the Spiderweb Galaxy (also known as MRC 1138-262) shows blobs of dust that ... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

From galactic pile-ups, stars are born: a crash course in clusters

Clusters of galaxies have back-stories worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster: their existences are marked by violence, death and birth, arising after extragalactic pile-ups where groups of galaxies crashed…AuthorSenior Lecturer in Radio Astronomy at Curtin ... [Published Conversation AU - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Photos: Sun Gets Into the Halloween Spirit

The Glow of a Dying StarA dying star known as NGC 1514. It was shot in infrared light by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE satellite. The object is actually a pair of stars -- one, a dying giant somewhat heavier and hotter than our sun, ... [Published ABC News - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Latin American Herald Tribune - Telescope in Chile Captures Image of Wild Duck Cluster

BERLIN The MPG/ESO telescope in northern Chile has captured a beautiful image of the Wild Duck Cluster, one of the richest and most compact of the known open clusters, containing about 2,900 stars, the Garching, Germany-based European Southern Observatory ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

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 - Sep 30 2014]

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...Lucy Ziurys for successfully bringing the instrument to this point in so short a time," said Buell T Jannuzi , director of Steward Observatory. "We are all excited by the imminent start of science observations with this new modern facility."
Scientific paper: "Suppression of cooling by strong magnetic fields in white dwarf stars" . Nature, 19 October 2014. doi: 10.1038/nature13836
"This is one of the deepest observations ever made with APEX and pushes the technology to its limits — as well as the endurance of the staff working at the high-altitude APEX site, 5050 meters above sea level" said Carlos De Breuck, the APEX project scientist at ESO and a co-author of the new study, in the ESO press release
...The galaxies are named for their long antennalike "arms. This composite includes images from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope."

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Exocomets around Beta Pictoris [Published Centauri Dreams - 21 hours ago]
Unlocking The Other Senses of Space [Published Discover Magazine - Oct 24 2014]
Comets Found to Orbit Nearby Young Star by the ... [Published Softpedia - Oct 23 2014]
Two families of comets found around nearby star [Published Astronomy Magazine - Oct 23 2014]
Comet families similar to our own are found aro... [Published Conversation AU - Oct 22 2014]
Two families of comets found orbiting nearby star [Published Digital Journal - Oct 22 2014]
Two Families Of Exocomets Found Circling A Near... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Oct 22 2014]
The Museum of the Atacama Desert [Published IconEye.com - Oct 22 2014]
NASA-led Study Sees Titan Glowing at Dusk and Dawn [Published Space Fellowship - Oct 22 2014]
What’s Cooler Than One Comet? A Storm of Them [Published Time - Oct 22 2014]
What’s Cooler Than One Comet? A Storm of Them [Published TIME.com - Oct 22 2014]
What’s Cooler Than One Comet? A Storm of Them [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 22 2014]
Two families of comets detected around another ... [Published HobbySpace - Oct 22 2014]
Space telescope designed to replace Hubble to b... [Published Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Oct 22 2014]
UK to build unique instrument to map the stars [Published SEN - Oct 21 2014]
New Radio Telescope Ready to Probe [Published University of Arizona - Oct 21 2014]
Magnetic fields which rejuvenate stars [Published Noodls - Oct 21 2014]
Decoding the Red Planet [Published Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Oct 17 2014]
This Mega Star City Hides A Strange Secret [Published Business Insider - Oct 16 2014]
Galactic 'Mega City' Shows Mysterious Spots of ... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Oct 16 2014]
Happy Anniversary α Centauri Bb? [Published Centauri Dreams - Oct 16 2014]
Galactic 'Mega City' Shows Mysterious Spots Of ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 15 2014]
From galactic pile-ups, stars are born: a crash... [Published Conversation AU - Oct 15 2014]
Photos: Sun Gets Into the Halloween Spirit [Published ABC News - Oct 14 2014]
Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak [Published Arizona Daily Star - Oct 11 2014]
SUBARU : 5 countries to launch construction of ... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 06 2014]
UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope [Published Arizona Daily Star - Oct 04 2014]
[tt] (HPF/PSU 2014-07) Gliese 581 and the Stell... [Published TranshumanTech - Oct 03 2014]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Telescope in Ch... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 02 2014]
UK scientists to build 23 million Euro spectrog... [Published Electro Optics - Oct 01 2014]
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Exocomets around Beta Pictoris [Published Centauri Dreams - 21 hours ago]
Imaging planets around other stars is challenging enough because their light is overwhelmed by the proximity of the parent star. But what about comets? We may not be able to see them directly, but minute variations in light can mark their passage across ...
Two Families Of Exocomets Found Circling A Near... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Oct 22 2014]
Exocomets Around Beta PictorisAn artist's impression of the two families of exocomets surrounding Beta PictorisESO/L. Calçada About 63 light years from our Sun, you’ll find a relatively young star called Beta Pictoris. A mere 20 million years old, ...
What’s Cooler Than One Comet? A Storm of Them [Published TIME.com - Oct 22 2014]
With some 2,000 planets now known to orbit stars beyond the Sun and thousands more in the can waiting for confirmation, the once-exotic term “exoplanet” is so commonplace it requires no definition for many people. The term “exocomet,” by contrast, ...
What’s Cooler Than One Comet? A Storm of Them [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 22 2014]
With some 2,000 planets now known to orbit stars beyond the Sun and thousands more in the can waiting for confirmation, the once-exotic term “exoplanet” is so commonplace it requires no definition for many people. The term “exocomet,” by contrast, ...
Happy Anniversary α Centauri Bb? [Published Centauri Dreams - Oct 16 2014]
A physicist and writer well-versed in the intricacies of the exoplanet hunt, Andrew LePage now turns his attention to the question of planets around Centauri B, and in particular the controversy over whether the highly publicized Centauri Bb does in ...
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