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30 October 2020

This ethereal remnant of a long dead star, nestled in the belly of The Whale, bears an uneasy resemblance to a skull floating through space. Captured in astounding detail by ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), the eerie Skull Nebula is showcased in this new image in beautiful bloodshot colours. This planetary nebula is the first known to be associated with a pair of closely bound stars orbited by a third outer star.

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30 October 2020

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The Messenger No. 181 Now Available

14 October 2020: 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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New planetarium show: Unseen Universe — look at the sky with superhuman eyes — Produced in association with ESO, the show brings you a spectacular look into new telescope technology

14 October 2020: How do astronomers explore the Universe beyond the human senses? A new show from Evans & Sutherland, made in association with ESO and the Houston Museum of Natural Science offers ...

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Five minutes with Rob Ivison — ESO’s Director for Science talks offending Greeks with sausages, opening his own coffee shop and the future of astronomy

Interview with Rob Ivison

16 October 2020: For 30 years Rob Ivison has been involved in astrophysics research with his greatest passion lying in astronomy at submillimetre and centimetre wavelengths. He discusses how his life experience and ...

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