A new instrument at the Paranal Observatory in Chile produces detailed, colour-spectrum images of celestial objects.
Using a European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescope, astronomers, for the first time ever, have managed to study the internal structure of a small peanut shaped asteroid.
Astronomers from the ESO captured very sharp images of a nebula IC 2220, named Toby Jug Nebula and predict the future of the Sun billions of years from now.
The final antenna for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) project has just been handed over to the ALMA Observatory. The 12-metre-diameter dish was manufactured by the European AEM Consortium and also marks the successful delivery of a total of 25 European antennas -- the largest...
The 12-metre diameter telescope APEX located high in the Atacama Desert has received a new instrument called ArTeMiS. The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment operates at millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths.
Image of an enormous stellar nursery nicknamed Prawn Nebula consisting of glowing clutter of gas clouds was captured using the VST (VLT Survey Telescope) at ESO's (European Southern Observatory) Paranal Observatory in Chile.
Two groups of astronomers teamed up creating the finest 3D map of the Milky Way galaxy with the help of ESO (European Southern Observatory) telescopes and discovered that its inner-region has a peanut-like shape or X-shape at the heart when viewed from some angles.
The 3D production Hidden Universe, showing state-of-the-art telescopes in high-resolution time-lapse, mesmerising 3D versions of celestial structures, and a 3D simulation of the evolution of the Universe has been released in IMAX® theatres and giant-screen cinemas around the globe, with world premi...
ESO's Very Large Telescope has been working for 15 years--and now it's celebrating its birthday with a newly released image. The instrument has captured a spectacular stellar nursery that reveals thick clumps of dust silhouetted against the pink glowing gas cloud known to astronomers as IC 2944.
The most detailed picture ever captured of a ghostly dying star in our quarter of the galaxy has now been published by European astronomers, on which the nebula 3,300 light-years from Earth can be seen with its ghostly green light show.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) will officially open Wednesday, 13 March. The telescope is expected to give researchers vital information about the formation of stars.
The full splendor of the billions of stars crammed together in the core region of our galaxy is illustrated by a small dark nebula contrasting in front of it, featured in this new image shot by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).