Science

ALMA Reveals Inner Web of Stellar Nursery

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New data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes have been used to create this...

MATISSE Instrument Sees First Light on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer

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The new MATISSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has now successfully made its first...

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Probably Rich in Water

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A new study has found that the seven planets orbiting the nearby ultra-cool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 are all made mostly of rock...

Glory From Gloom

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A dark cloud of cosmic dust snakes across this spectacular wide field image, illuminated by the brilliant light of new stars...

First Light for Planet Hunter ExTrA at La Silla

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A new national facility at ESO’s La Silla Observatory has successfully made its first observations. The ExTrA telescopes will...

Odd Behaviour of Star Reveals Lonely Black Hole Hiding in Giant Star Cluster

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Astronomers using ESO’s MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201...

'Gyroscope' molecules form crystal that's both solid and full of motion: New type of molecular machine designed by UCLA researchers could have wide-ranging applications in technology and science

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In the crystal developed by UCLA researchers, a metallo-organic framework (top and bottom layers of molecules) surrounds central sphere-...

Steep Slopes on Mars Reveal Structure of Buried Ice

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A cross-section of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope that appears bright blue in this enhanced-color view...