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The ESO Paranal Observatory was honored with a visit from the President of the Czech Republic, VÃ¡clav Klaus.
Astronomers may have found the first object clearing its path in the natal disc surrounding a young star.
The Orion Nebula is much more than just a pretty face, offering astronomers a close-up view of a massive star-forming region to help advance our understanding of stellar birth and evolution.
ESOâ€™s Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition attracted nearly 100 entries, and ESO is delighted to announce the winners.
The Federative Republic of Brazil has yesterday signed the formal accession agreement paving the way for it to become a Member State of the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Stretching 100 kilometers through Chileâ€™s harsh Atacama Desert, a newly inaugurated data cable is creating new opportunities at ESOâ€™s Paranal Observatory and the Observatorio Cerro Armazones.
Raymond Wilson, whose pioneering optics research at ESO made todayâ€™s giant telescopes possible thanks to â€œactive opticsâ€ technology, has been awarded the 2010 Kavli Prize in astrophysics.
The European Southern Observatory said on Monday that the world's largest telescope will be built in Chile's northern desert for over $1 billion and will set its sights on discovering other worlds like our own.
An International group of four professional stargazers are backing Chile's Atacama Desert as the future home to the world's biggest telescope.
The young star cluster Trumpler 14 is revealed in another stunning ESO image.
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope -- The European Southern Observatory has undertaken a concept study for the next generation of ground-based Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). Dubbed OWL, ESO's concept is conceived as a 100 m. diameter optical and near-infrared, adaptive telescope. With milliarc second resolution and limiting magnitude V~38, OWL will be capable of imaging solar system objects at resolutions comparable to that offered by space probes, over much longer time scales. It...
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