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12 December 2018

While testing a new subsystem on the SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers were able to capture dramatic details of the turbulent stellar relationship in the binary star R Aquarii with unprecedented clarity — even compared to observations from Hubble.

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12 December 2018

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Riccardo Giacconi (1931–2018) — “Father of X-ray astronomy” and former ESO Director General key to the success of ESO’s Very Large Telescope has passed away

11 December 2018: ESO’s fifth Director General, Riccardo Giacconi, passed away on Sunday 9 December 2018 at the age of 87. Riccardo Giacconi led ESO from 1993 to 1999, at a crucial ...

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NAOMI Sees First Light — New cutting-edge adaptive optics module for ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer

7 December 2018: The New Adaptive Optics Module for Interferometry (NAOMI) has seen first light after being installed on all four 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs) of ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer ...

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