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5 December 2018

The SPECULOOS project has made its first observations at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool stars and brown dwarfs.

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5 December 2018

  ESO Announcements

ESO’s Second #MeetESO winners announced

4 December 2018: To coincide with the 2019 Total Solar Eclipse, eight social media users have been hand-picked from the pool of users that have signed up for the competition to attend ESO ...

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Exciting new programme at the ESO Supernova — January–March 2019 activities can now be booked online

3 December 2018: Our January–March 2019 programme for the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre is now available online, and the exciting lineup of activities and shows for this period can be ...

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Science in School: Issue 45 now available

30 November 2018: The latest issue of the free magazine Science in School is now available online and in printed form. This European journal for science teachers offers up-to-date information on cutting-edge science ...

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ESOcast 186: Engineers at ESO

22 November 2018: ESO designs, builds and operates some of the most advanced telescopes and instruments in the world. To achieve this, the organisation employs a host of talented engineers who design, develop ...

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ESCAPE into Open Science — European astronomy and particle physics infrastructures receives funding for €16 million open data project

20 November 2018: The European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures (ESCAPE) project has received funding of €16 million through the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme of the ...

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Revealing the True Nature of Asteroids — How an ESO survey mapped the surface of a NASA mission target

Interview with: Pierre Vernazza

and Franck Marchis

30 November 2018: A team of scientists are currently using ESO’s Very Large Telescope to survey the largest asteroids in the Solar System. Nicknamed HARISSA, the survey has recently gathered lots of information ...

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Missing Solar Siblings — Could the Sun’s long-lost relatives help us find life elsewhere in the Universe?

Interview with: Vardan Adibekyan

23 November 2018: It is believed that the Sun has a few thousand solar siblings, any of which could host living organisms similar to those found on Earth. A team of scientists recently ...

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