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VLT takes a close look at NGC 6357

( -- ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has taken the most detailed image so far of a spectacular part of the stellar nursery called NGC 6357. The view shows many hot young stars, glowing clouds of gas and weird dust ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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A cluster within a cluster

( -- The star cluster NGC 6604 is shown in this new image taken by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is often overlooked in favour of its more ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Astronomy
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Eagle Nebula: A new view of an icon

( -- The Eagle Nebula as never seen before. In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope's 'Pillars of Creation' image of the Eagle Nebula became one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Now, two of ESA's orbiting ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Astronomy
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'Elephant trunks' in space

( -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, captured this image of a star-forming cloud of dust and gas, called Sh2-284, located in the constellation of Monoceros. Lining up along the edges of a ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Astronomy
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Stellar Powerhouses in the Eagle Nebula

( -- A spectacular section of the well-known Eagle Nebula has been targeted by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This collection of dazzling stars is called NGC 6611, an open star cluster that formed about ...

dateJan 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Bald eagle diet shift enhances conservation

An unprecedented study of bald eagle diet, from about 20,000 to 30,000 years ago to the present, will provide wildlife managers with unique information for reintroducing Bald Eagles to the Channel Islands off California. ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Ecology
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Research backs legend of man-eating bird

( -- A huge flesh-eating eagle that became extinct in New Zealand only 500 years ago was an efficient hunter that could attack prey 10 times its size, UNSW research has found, lending credibility to a Maori legend ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Archaeology & Fossils
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An Eagle of Cosmic Proportions

( -- 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.

dateJul 16, 2009 in Astronomy
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