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A planet may be causing the star it orbits to act much older than it actually is, according to new data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This discovery shows how a massive planet can affect the behavior of its parent star.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and its Science Outreach Network is collaborating with the science communication event organizer Sterrenlab to arrange the first ESO Astronomy Camp.
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has imaged a fascinating collection of interacting galaxies in the Hercules galaxy cluster.
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST), the latest addition to ESOâ€™s Paranal Observatory, has made its first release of impressive images of the southern sky.
A telescope in Arizona has taken the sharpest pictures yet of deep space from Earth.
The next generation of adaptive optics has arrived at the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona, providing astronomers with a new level of image sharpness never before seen.
The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) partners in the United States, Italy and Germany announced today that they achieved â€œfirst lightâ€ on Oct. 12, 2005. These exceptional images were obtained with one of the telescopeâ€™s two primary mirrors in place and are being released today on the World Wide Web, http://www.lbto.org.
The Universe was a more fertile place soon after it was formed than has previously been suspected. A team of French and Italian astronomers  made indeed the surprising discovery of a large and unknown population of distant galaxies observed when the Universe was only 10 to 30% its present age.
Large Population of Galaxies Found in the Young Universe with ESO's VLT
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.