New Issue of The Messenger Online

Published: 17 Dec 2019

The latest edition of ESO's quarterly journal, The Messenger, is now available online. In issue 178, highlights include an article on M4 of ESO's Extremely Large Telescope, which will be the largest adaptive mirror ever built and the first results from the NEAR experiment, searching for low-mass planets in alpha Cen. The science section of this issue is exclusively dedicated to highlighting the range of spectacular results obtained with GRAVITY since first light in 2016.

In addition you can read about a description of the very successful first ESO Summer Research Programme for students interested in doing a PhD in astrophysics, a report on the status of ESO Public Surveys, and the release of a new MUSE Spectral Library. Enjoy spectacular images from ESO's observatories showing examples of light phenomena observable at dusk and dawn. In addition you'll find workshop reports and profiles from three ESO fellows describing what sparked their interest in astronomy and their respective paths to ESO.