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29 August 2018

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 stars, both newborn and in their death throes.

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29 August 2018

  ESO Announcements

Release of the ESO Archive Science Portal

10 August 2018: A recent update to the ESO Science Archive has made accessing ESO’s vast collection of astronomical data more intuitive and easier than ever before. The highlight of this update ...

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Media Advisory: Invitation to attend La Silla Solar Eclipse 2019

10 August 2018: On 2 July 2019, the Moon will cover the face of the Sun, turning day to night in a total solar eclipse covering a 100 km-wide swathe of northern Chile ...

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Winter AstroCamp 2018 applications open

8 August 2018: ESO and its Science Outreach Network are collaborating with the science education event organiser Sterrenlab and the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) to organise ...

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Cooling Down Astronomy — Cryogenic expert Jean Louis Lizon on ESO’s technology development

Interview with: Jean Louis Lizon

24 August 2018: Over the last six decades, ESO has risen to its prominence in ground-based astronomy mainly due to its smart, dedicated, and hard-working staff. One such staff member is Jean Louis ...

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Observing the Finest Details of the Stars — An adventure with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer

Interview with Joel Sanchez-Bermudez

17 August 2018: A telescope alone is not enough to do advanced astronomical research — the light they capture must be analysed by an instrument. There is a huge range of instruments and ...

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What’s Next for the Heart of the Milky Way — Reinhard Genzel on the significance and future of galactic centre research

Interview with: Reinhard Genzel

10 August 2018: Reinhard Genzel’s team at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) recently found general relativistic effects during the closest approach of the star S2 to the Sagittarius A*, a ...

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