Science

Colourful Celestial Landscape

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New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope show the star cluster RCW 38 in all its glory. This image was taken during...

First Confirmed Image of Newborn Planet Caught with ESO’s VLT

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SPHERE, a planet-hunting instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, has captured the first confirmed image of a planet caught...

ESO’s VLT Sees `Oumuamua Getting a Boost

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`Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected....

ALMA Discovers Trio of Infant Planets around Newborn Star

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Two independent teams of astronomers have used ALMA to uncover convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit...

ALMA and VLT Find Too Many Massive Stars in Starburst Galaxies, Near and Far

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Astronomers using ALMA and the VLT have discovered that both starburst galaxies in the early Universe and a star-forming...

A Crowded Neighbourhood

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Glowing brightly about 160 000 light-years away, the Tarantula Nebula is the most spectacular feature of the Large Magellanic...

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission

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The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, currently...

Science Launching to Space Station Looks Forward and Back

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The Cold Atom Lab (CAL) is a new facility that will create a spot ten billion times colder than the vacuum of space, and...