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Name: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Astronomers discover ‘tiniest’ galaxy that contains ‘giant’ black hole

Washington: Astronomers has recently found a smallest known galaxy that contains an enormous black hole.The team discovered the supermassive black hole by observing  M60-UCD1  with both the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini North 8-metre ... [Published Weekly Times of India - Sep 19 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 - 1 reports

Camp focus on stargazing

DEEP SPACE: Horsehead Nebulae by Peter AldousStargazers will converge en masse to Raincliff Camp this weekend for Space Camp.The South Canterbury Astronomers Group (SCAG) has organised the camp suitable for the beginner to the experienced astronomer.SCAG ... [Published Timaru Herald - 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 - 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 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]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Time-Lapse: The ESO Observatories

A meteor flashes above the ALMA dishes in the Atacama desert.Photo by ESO / Christoph Malin, form the videoThe northern part of Chile is a forbidding and remote desert. Called the Atacama, it is one of the driest places on Earth, and also reaches high ... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Mountaintop levelled for stadium-sized telescope

The European Southern Observatory, or ESO, has blasted the top of a 3,000-metre high mountain, the Cerro Armazones in northern Chile. This will provide the flat surface for the observatory’s new European Extremely Large Telescope that will be housed in ... [Published University World News - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 3 reports

Best View Yet Of Merging Galaxies In Distant Universe

ALMA applies methods of Sherlock HolmesUsing the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place ... [Published Photonics Online - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 3 reports

ALMA, Hubble Help Astronomers Obtain Best Ever View Of Early Merging Galaxies

Image Caption: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and many other telescopes on the ground and in space have been used to obtain the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half ... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 27 2014]

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According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Therefore, no spectroscopic manifestations of shock waves through variability are possible in this Cepheid and the observed blue and red components in metal absorption lines can be explained solely by the presence of an extended circumstellar envelope around BG Cru."
...larger galaxies that were torn apart during collisions with other galaxies, rather than small islands of stars born in isolation," explains Seth. "We don't know of any other way you could make a black hole so big in an object this small."
"The idea for Space Camp NZ was born out of a need to provide an opportunity for amateur astronomers to learn more."
...larger neighbouring galaxy, Messier 60," explains co author Remco van den Bosch of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. "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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The Milky Way Will Eventually Be Consumed By Ne... [Published Red Orbit - 21 hours ago]
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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]
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Very Large Telescope Zooms-in on Rosetta's Come... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 09 2014]
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A Deep Probe of Planet Formation [Published Centauri Dreams - Sep 09 2014]
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Scientists Discover New Planet Forming Around S... [Published International Business Times Australia - 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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