VISTA views a vast ball of stars

( -- A new image of Messier 55 from ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope shows tens of thousands of stars crowded together like a swarm of bees. Besides being packed into a relatively small space, these stars are ...

dateMay 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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VISTA views the Sculptor Galaxy (w/ Video)

( -- A spectacular new image of the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253) has been taken with the ESO VISTA telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile as part of one of its first major observational campaigns. By observing ...

dateJun 16, 2010 in Astronomy
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Orion in a New Ligh (w/ Video)

( -- The Orion Nebula reveals many of its hidden secrets in a dramatic image taken by ESO’s new VISTA survey telescope. The telescope’s huge field of view can show the full splendour of the whole nebula and ...

dateFeb 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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The smoky pink core of the Omega Nebula

( -- 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. It shows the dusty, rose-coloured central parts of this famous ...

dateJan 04, 2012 in Astronomy
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Dusty surprise around giant black hole

( —ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer has gathered the most detailed observations ever of the dust around the huge black hole at the centre of an active galaxy. Rather than finding all of the dust in a doughnut-shaped ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Astronomy
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A 'Genetic Study' of the Galaxy

( -- Looking in detail at the composition of stars with ESO's VLT, astronomers are providing a fresh look at the history of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. They reveal that the central part of our Galaxy formed ...

dateSep 11, 2008 in Astronomy
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