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6 February 2019

This dazzling region of newly-forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument (MUSE) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The relatively small amount of dust in the LMC and MUSE’s acute vision allowed intricate details of the region to be picked out in visible light.

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6 February 2019

  ESO Announcements

Catch a Star 2018 Contest Winners Announced

31 January 2019: The winners of the Catch a Star 2018 Contest have been announced. Each winner will receive a mounted image featuring ESO telescopes in Chile, courtesy of ESO, such as the ...

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The Messenger No. 174 Now Available

30 January 2019: The latest edition of ESO's quarterly journal, The Messenger, is now available online. Find out the latest news from ESO on topics ranging from new instruments to the latest ...

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Astronomy & Astrophysics celebrates 50 years since its first issue — The high-impact journal, which ESO helped to found, celebrates a half-century of accomplishment

30 January 2019: January 2019 marks 50 years since the publication of the first issue of Astronomy & Astrophysics, which ESO played an important role in founding. Since its inception, Astronomy & Astrophysics ...

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Girls’ Day Event at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany

29 January 2019: On 28 March 2019, ESO will participate in Germany’s Girls’ Day activities, in which technology companies, universities and research organisations open their doors to female school students to give ...

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A Nobel Achievement (part I) — How it feels to be part of a team that makes a Nobel Prize-winning discovery

Interview with: Bruno Leibundgut

1 February 2019: Just over seven years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe”. ESO’s Very Large Telescope Programme Scientist, Bruno Leibundgut, ...

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Warming up spiders on the Very Large Telescope — Never underestimate the value of black tape

Interview with: Markus Kasper

25 January 2019: After years of planning, in 2014 ESO’s Very Large Telescope welcomed the planet-hunting SPHERE instrument. Ever since, SPHERE has enabled scientists to carry out ground-breaking astronomical research, including investigating how ...

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