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30 April 2015

Using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have produced the first complete three-dimensional view of the famous Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, Messier 16. The new observations demonstrate how the different dusty pillars of this iconic object are distributed in space and reveal many new details — including a previously unseen jet from a young star. Intense radiation and stellar winds from the cluster’s brilliant stars have sculpted the dusty Pillars of Creation over time and should fully evaporate them in about three million years.

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30 April 2015

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ESOcast 74: Mapping the Southern Skies

30 April 2015: ESOcast 74 looks at ESO’s pair of survey telescopes at Paranal: the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) and the VLT Survey Telescope (VST). These telescopes chart ...

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2015 Olivier Chesneau Prize Awarded to Julien Milli

29 April 2015: The 2015 Olivier Chesneau Prize has been awarded to Julien Milli for his impressive achievements in the field of high angular resolution and high-contrast imaging of faint discs around bright ...

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Funding Opportunities in Chile (Anuncio de Oportunidades) — Call for Proposals from Joint Committee and Government of Chile

27 April 2015: To enhance their programmes of scientific cooperation with the host country, ESO provides and manages an annual fund for the development of astronomy and technology related disciplines in Chile. The ...

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