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VLT Image Reveals Omega Nebula's Smoky Pink Core
2012-01-04 10:40:49

A new image of the Omega Nebula, captured by ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), is one of the sharpest of this object ever taken from the ground.

Image 1 - E-ELT Moves Closer To Reality
2011-12-09 10:21:32

The governing body of the European Southern Observatory, the ESO Council, has approved ESO’s budget for 2012.

Spanish Crown Prince Visits ESO's Paranal Observatory
2011-11-28 11:48:36

On 24 November 2011 ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile was honored by a visit from Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias.

Image 1 - ESO: Full-size Mock-up Of World’s Largest Telescope Mirror
2011-10-17 08:51:37

On Saturday 15 October, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) opened the doors of its headquarters in Garching bei München, Bavaria, Germany, to the public.

Image 1 - ESO Releases New Image Of The Lambda Centauri Nebula
2011-09-21 07:09:45

A new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope reveals the Lambda Centauri Nebula, a cloud of glowing hydrogen and newborn stars in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur).

Image 1 - Young Stars Take Their Turn In The Spotlight
2011-09-07 10:20:31

ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT) has captured a striking image of the open cluster NGC 2100.

The Star That Should Not Exist
2011-08-31 13:14:09

A team of European astronomers has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to track down a star in the Milky Way that many thought was impossible.

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2011-08-03 06:25:00

ESO’s infrared survey telescope digs deep into star-forming regions in our Milky Way.

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2011-05-04 09:30:00

The Meathook Galaxy, or NGC 2442, in the southern constellation of Volans (The Flying Fish), is easily recognized for its asymmetric spiral arms.

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2011-04-20 09:55:00

The galaxies in this cosmic pairing display some curious features, demonstrating that each member of the duo is close enough to feel the distorting gravitational influence of the other.


Latest La Silla Observatory Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

La Silla Observatory -- La Silla is a 2400-m mountain, bordering the southern extremity of the Atacama desert in Chile. It is located about 160 Km north of La Serena. Its geographical coordinates are: Latitude 29 15' south & Longitude 70 44' west. Originally known as Cinchado, the mountain was renamed La Silla (the saddle) after its shape. It rises quite isolated and remote from any artificial light and dust sources (astronomy's worst enemies). La Silla was the first ESO...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

European Southern Observatory -- ESO, the European Southern Observatory, was created in 1962 to: "establish and operate an astronomical observatory in the southern hemisphere, equipped with powerful instruments, with the aim of furthering and organising collaboration in astronomy". ESO is supported by Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Other countries have expressed interest to become a member as well. ESO...

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