European Southern Observatory

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Name: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Stellar Pic: Young Stars Sparkle in the Cosmic Dust

A family of bright young stars group together against a background of glowing clouds in a new photo from an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere.Located about 8,000 light-years from Earth, many stars of the star cluster NGC 3293 shine in blue with red ... [Published NBCNews.com - 13 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Young Star Cluster Shines in Stunning Telescope Views (Video, Photo)

A family of bright young stars group together against a background of glowing clouds in a new photo from an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere. Located about 8,000 light-years from Earth, many stars of the star cluster NGC 3293 shine in blue with ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy

PARIS: Astronomers said Tuesday (July 22) they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more lopsided and richer in heavy elements than expected.The Hubble Space Telescope, a ... [Published Channel NewsAsia - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Seeing Earth as an exoplanet: What signs of life are visible?

A lunar eclipse. Credit: F. Espenek/NASAAn extraterrestrial spacecraft lurking in a satellite's orbit near Earth would be able to see city lights and pollution in our atmosphere. But what if it searched for signs of life on Earth from afar?This question ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

E-ELT: Europe’s extreme new telescope

The Atacama desert in Chile is famous for nothing: no water, no plants, no animals. That makes it a perfect place for astronomy, and the ideal location to build the European Extremely Large Telescope, or E- ELT , the world’s largest ever optical and infrared ... [Published EuroNews - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 2 reports

Now You Can 3D-Print Your Own Stellar Nebula

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 modern ... [Published Time - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 3 reports

Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telescope | Science

Artist's impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). To get a sense of the size, note the large truck at the bottom left of the picture. Illustration: L. Calçada/ESO Our image shows an artist's impression of the European Extremely Large ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 6 reports

Hubble Finds Star Bridge Linking Ancient Galaxies

Image Caption: Droplets of star formation and two merging galaxies in SDSS J1531+3414. Credit: Image credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble and Grant Tremblay (European Southern Observatory) [ Larger Image ]John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com – Your Universe On ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Trending science: Big bang makes way for 'world's biggest eye on the sky'

Did you happen to hear a very big bang around 7pm on Thursday 19 June? Well, that was the top of a mountain in Chile being blown clean off to make way for the world's largest telescope - the aptly-named European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The ... [Published Cordis - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

'Ultrasound of stellar embryos' determines age of stars

Scientists listened in on stars in the Christmas Tree Cluster nebula to determine their age. T.A. Rector (NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA/NSF) and B.A. Wolpa (NOAO/AURA/NSF)Just like for young humans, adolescence is a turbulent time for stars. It's a time ... [Published CNET.co.uk - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Head of Human Resources, European Southern Observatory

For Human Resources at the Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) is opening the position of Head of Human Resources.The Human Resources Department (HR) is committed ... [Published EU Business - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Engineers blow top off Chilean mountain to make way for mega-telescope

The Santiago TimesBlast loosens thousands of tons of rock atop Cerro Armazones in first step towards construction of the Extremely Large Telescope and a new age of astronomy.Image of the blast. Photo via ESOFive thousand cubic tons of rock were blown ... [Published Santiago Times - Jun 24 2014]

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"Open clusters will only last a few hundred million years, unlike their big cousins, the globular clusters, which can survive for billions of years, and hold on to far more stars" ESO officials said
...halo a lopsided shape -- which we hadn't expected," said study co-author Marina Rejkuba of the European Southern Observatory in Garching, Germany. "Tracing this much of a galaxy's halo gives us surprising insights into galaxy formation, evolution and composition" she added
"This will be quite an investment over a long period of time," Fosbury added. "As we learn more about the practicalities of doing these observations, we'll be in a better position to not only perform the observations, but design the kinds of instruments that will be needed."
Astrophysicist Theodore Gull notes that "Now anyone with access to a 3-D printer can produce their own version of this incredible object" which is available to download through NASA

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Stellar Pic: Young Stars Sparkle in the Cosmic ... [Published NBCNews.com - 13 hours ago]
Young Star Cluster Shines in Stunning Telescope... [Published DailyMe.Com - 18 hours ago]
Hubble Probes The Dim Halo Of Centaurus A [Published Red Orbit - 23 hours ago]
A Black Hole Cannibal at the Heart of the Milky... [Published About - Jul 23 2014]
Hubble traces the halo of a galaxy more accurat... [Published Astronomy Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway ga... [Published Channel NewsAsia - Jul 22 2014]
‘Lopsided’ Ghostly Galactic Halo Has Some Starr... [Published Universe Today - Jul 22 2014]
Our Galaxy's Black Hole Does NOT Have the 'Munc... [Published Discovery Channel - Jul 21 2014]
Seeing Earth as an exoplanet: What signs of lif... [Published PhysOrg.com - Jul 21 2014]
E-ELT: Europe’s extreme new telescope [Published EuroNews - Jul 17 2014]
3D-Printed Space Models [Published Trend Hunter - Jul 16 2014]
Now You Can 3D-Print Your Own Stellar Nebula [Published Time - Jul 14 2014]
Now You Can 3D-Print Your Own Stellar Nebula [Published TIME.com - Jul 14 2014]
Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telesco... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 14 2014]
Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telescope [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 13 2014]
Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telescope [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 13 2014]
Beads on a String [Published Red Orbit - Jul 12 2014]
The giant necklace in the night sky: Hubble spo... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 11 2014]
Panning Across Merging Galaxies And A String Of... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 11 2014]
Best Space Pictures: Typhoons Whirl, Flares Unf... [Published National Geographic - Jul 11 2014]
HESS measurement strengthening Namibia CTA bid [Published Engineering News - Jul 11 2014]
Hubble Finds Star Bridge Linking Ancient Galaxies [Published Red Orbit - Jul 11 2014]
Beautiful 'beads on a string' captured in space... [Published The Week Magazine - Jul 11 2014]
Intergalactic string of pearls [Published Bayou Buzz - Jul 11 2014]
Hubble Sees Spiral Bridge of Young Stars Betwee... [Published Hubble Site - Jul 11 2014]
Hubble Spies Colliding Galaxies Tied in Stellar... [Published Discovery Channel - Jul 11 2014]
Trending science: Big bang makes way for 'world... [Published Cordis - Jul 10 2014]
Bridge of young star clusters links colliding g... [Published EarthSky - Jul 10 2014]
Group crowdsources names for 305 planets [Published Sun News - Jul 10 2014]
Supernova Explosions Release Building Blocks Of... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 10 2014]
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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 ...
Bridge of young star clusters links colliding g... [Published EarthSky - Jul 10 2014]
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope photographed a 100,000-light-year-long structure that looks like a string of pearls twisted into a corkscrew shape winds around the cores of the two massive galaxies. The “pearls” are superclusters of blazing, blue-white, ...
Chile Will Build the Biggest Telescope on Earth [Published Global Voices Online - Jun 23 2014]
On Fotones Valley at Cerro Armazones in the Atacama desert , Chile, the works for a 39-meter diameter telescope, the biggest optic/infrared of the world , are underway. On 2010, the European Southern Observatory Board chose that location in the ...
Chilean mountaintop blasted off to make way for... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jun 20 2014]
SANTIAGO, Chile — Astronomers in Chile blasted away the top of a mountain Thursday during a ceremony to mark the start of work on what they say will be the world’s largest optical telescope. The 3,000 metre Cerro Armazones mountain is to be the home ...
Workers Blow Up a Mountain to Make Room for a H... [Published TIME.com - Jun 19 2014]
Half-a-ton of stone was blasted off the Cerro Armazones Mountain in Chile on Thursday to make room for what will be the world’s largest telescope: the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Shortening the 9,800-ft. mountain is only the latest step ...
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