European Southern Observatory

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Name: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
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Bizarre Planet-Forming Discs Found Around Stars in Binary System

A paper published in yesterday's issue of the journal Nature announces the discovery of two fairly odd planet-forming discs around stars in a binary system known to the scientific community as HK Tauri. According to researchers with the European Southern ... [Published Softpedia - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Hubble reveals surprising facts about far-off galaxy’s halo

photo by NASA, ESA & M. Rejkuba (European Southern Observatory) Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have probed the extreme outskirts of the stunning elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. The galaxy’s halo of stars has been found to extend ... [Published McMaster University - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Astronomy readies biggest telescope-building spree

The future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it. And astronomers have been busy working the proverbial smoke-filled rooms (or whatever passes for them today) where the destiny of big science is often shaped and crisscrossing one another ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Warp Into A Star Nursery 3,000 Light Years Away

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter[embedded content]Remove this ad >Zoom! This video brings you up close to a region where a bunch of stars are being born. This new video from the European Southern Observatory ... [Published Universe Today - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever

The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that dwarf the current state-of-the-art instruments. When the mountain blasting and the mirror polishing are ... [Published Gizmodo - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 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 - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 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 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 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]

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"These tidal tails are thin, elongated streams of gas, dust and stars that extend away from a galaxy into space. They occur when galaxies gravitationally interact with one another, and material is sheared from the outer edges of each body and flung out into space in opposite directions, forming two tails. They almost always appear curved, so when they are seen to be relatively straight, as in this image, it is clear that we are viewing the galaxies side-on."
...Now, these telescopes are starting to break ground. " If it all plays out as expected and budgeted," writes Dennis Overbye in the New York Times , "astronomers of the 2020s will be swimming in petabytes of data streaming from space and the ground." Let's take a closer took at what these billion-dollar telescopes can do for astronomy in the decades to come
"It looks like it," Dr. Mountain said. "We are certainly setting our"
"Most of the stars seen here are very young, and the cluster itself is less than 10 million years old," ESO officials said in a photo description. "Just babies on cosmic scales if you consider that the sun is 4.6 billion years old and still only middle-aged."

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Bizarre Planet-Forming Discs Found Around Stars... [Published Softpedia - 7 hours ago]
Staring at a dim halo [Published thestar.com.my - Jul 30 2014]
Hubble reveals surprising facts about far-off g... [Published McMaster University - Jul 29 2014]
Scientists Are Thinking Of Ways To Terraform Venus [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 28 2014]
Astronomy readies biggest telescope-building spree [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 26 2014]
Looking up [Published Indian Express - Jul 26 2014]
Video: Warp Into A Star Nursery 3,000 Light Yea... [Published Universe Today - Jul 25 2014]
The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change A... [Published Gizmodo - Jul 25 2014]
[tt] NYT: More Eyes on the Skies [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 25 2014]
Stellar Pic: Young Stars Sparkle in the Cosmic ... [Published NBCNews.com - Jul 23 2014]
Young Star Cluster Shines in Stunning Telescope... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
Hubble Probes The Dim Halo Of Centaurus A [Published Red Orbit - Jul 23 2014]
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]
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[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 ...
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 ...
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