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The European Extremely Large Telescope Photo 2018-10-02 23:10

Illustration of ELT resolution comparison of NGC 3603

This illustration aims to show how the nebula NGC 3603 as seen by three different telescopes: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, ESO’s Very Large Telescope with the help of its adaptive optics modules, and the future Extremely Larg...
Orion Nebula in infrared - The European Extremely Large Telescope 2018-09-19 23:02

Orion Nebula in infrared - The European Extremely Large Telescope 2018-09-19 23:02

Orion Nebula in infrared: This fulldome video reveals detail of the Orion Nebula (M42), one of the brightest nebulae in the sky, that can be seen by observing it in the infrared part of the spectrum, compared to the optical one. The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula and the closest region...

The European Extremely Large Telescope Photo 2018-09-04 16:22

The Carina Nebula, one of the largest and brightest nebulae in the night sky, has been beautifully imaged by ESO’s VISTA telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. By observing in infrared light, VISTA has peered through the hot gas and dark dust enshrouding the nebula to show us myriad st...

The European Extremely Large Telescope Photo 2018-08-08 10:03

On the largest scales galaxies in the Universe are distributed in arcs and filaments, creating a net-like structure. For her work The Great Wall, the artist Monica LoCascio was inspired by the idea of this cosmic web — the representation of large-scale structures in the Universe as a network. Th...

The European Extremely Large Telescope is with Vlasta Stamfestova.

Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. This anomalous behaviour was detected by a worldwide astronomical collaboration including ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. The new results suggest that `Oumuamua is mos...

The European Extremely Large Telescope Photo 2018-06-26 07:36

Sitting between Mars and Jupiter, the doughnut-shaped asteroid belt is packed full of rocky bodies and debris. Despite its fragmented, rubbly nature, the total mass contained within the belt is considerable — roughly four per cent of that of the Moon! The majority of this mass is contained w...

The European Extremely Large Telescope Photo 2018-06-17 12:22

This virtual reality visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

As the camera flies into the nebula, the viewer swee...

Virtual reality flight through the Orion Nebula

WATCH THE VIDEO: This virtual reality visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

As the camera flies into the nebula...

The European Extremely Large Telescope Photo 2018-06-04 04:26

ESO’s La Silla observatory in Chile is unavoidably photogenic from every angle — including unusual and creative perspectives such as this one!

This unique panoramic view was captured by ESO Photo Ambassador Petr Horálek. “I was wondering if it was possible to capture the mystical colours of the ...

The European Extremely Large Telescope Photo 2018-05-21 21:27

Using the unparalleled sharpness and ultraviolet observational capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has created the most comprehensive high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe. The catalogue conta...
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