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23 September 2015

This new image of the rose-coloured star forming region Messier 17 was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is one of the sharpest images showing the entire nebula and not only reveals its full size but also retains fine detail throughout the cosmic landscape of gas clouds, dust and newborn stars.

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23 September 2015

  ESO Announcements

Agreement Signed for E-ELT HARMONI Instrument

23 September 2015: ESO has signed an agreement with an international consortium of institutes [1] for the design and construction of the HARMONI instrument for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The agreement ...

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The Messenger No. 161 Now Available

22 September 2015: 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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Agreement Signed for MICADO Camera for E-ELT

18 September 2015: ESO has signed an agreement with a consortium of institutes across Europe [1], to design and construct the MICADO camera (Multi-AO Imaging Camera for Deep Observations), one of the first-light ...

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Earthquake in Chile: No Casualties or Damage at ESO Sites — ESO expresses sympathy and support for victims

17 September 2015: A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck central Chile at about 20:00 local time on Wednesday 16 September 2015 (01:00 CEST on 17 September) between Santiago and La Serena ...

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Science in School: Issue 33 now available

17 September 2015: 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 inspiring articles, fun games and ...

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 Picture of the Week

21 September 2015
Keeping cool at La Silla

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