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31 March 2016

This new image from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) shows the finest detail ever seen in the planet-forming disc around the nearby Sun-like star TW Hydrae. It reveals a tantalising gap at the same distance from the star as the Earth is from the Sun, which may mean that an infant version of our home planet, or possibly a more massive super-Earth, is beginning to form there.

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31 March 2016

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The Messenger No. 163 Now Available

31 March 2016: 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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NAOMI Contract Signed — New adaptive optics for ESO’s VLT Interferometer

29 March 2016: An agreement has been signed between ESO and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique [1], acting on behalf of the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, to ...

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ESO Remains World’s Most Productive Ground-based Observatory

29 March 2016: A survey of peer-reviewed scientific papers published in 2015 and using data from ESO’s telescopes and instruments has shown that ESO remains the world’s most productive ground-based observatory ...

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CAPjournal Rosetta Special Out Now — Don’t forget to confirm your print subscription

24 March 2016: The 19th issue of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public journal is out now! This special issue includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the outreach activities surrounding ESA’s dramatic ...

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Planning Starts for MOS and HIRES Instruments on the E-ELT — The world’s biggest telescope gets the world’s best instrumentation

23 March 2016: Scientists and engineers have begun mapping out the detailed specifications of two new instruments that will be part of the instrument suite on ESO’s forthcoming European Extremely Large Telescope ...

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