Latest La Silla Observatory Stories
A new telescope â€” VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) â€” has just started work at ESOâ€™s Paranal Observatory and has made its first release of pictures.
A new technique using near-infrared images allows astronomers to see through the opaque dust lanes of the giant cannibal galaxy Centaurus A, unveiling its â€œlast mealâ€ in unprecedented detail â€” a smaller spiral galaxy, currently twisted and warped.
Today ESO announces the release of a stunning new image of one of our nearest galactic neighbors, Barnard's Galaxy, also known as NGC 6822.
The third image of ESOâ€™s GigaGalaxy Zoom project has just been released online, completing this eye-opening dive into our galactic home in outstanding fashion.
The second of three images of ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom project has just been released online.
The first of three images of ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom project â€” a new magnificent 800-million-pixel panorama of the entire sky as seen from ESOâ€™s observing sites in Chile â€” has just been released online.
Today ESO has released a new image of the Trifid Nebula, showing just why it is a firm favorite of astronomers, amateur and professional alike.
ESO has just released a stunning new image of a field of stars towards the constellation of Carina (the Keel).
Using different state-of-the-art techniques on ESO's Very Large Telescope, two independent teams of astronomers have obtained the sharpest ever views of the supergiant star Betelgeuse.
Today ESO has released a new and stunning image of the sky around the Eagle Nebula, a stellar nursery where infant star clusters carve out monster columns of dust and gas.
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...
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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