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Galaxy cluster spotted ripping spiral galaxy

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 10:56

A new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, framed against a bright background as it moves through the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 3627.

Failed stars near Sun could harbour hidden planet

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 16:06

Astronomers, who took precise measurements of the closest pair of failed stars to the Sun, have found that the system harbours a third, planetary-mass object.

Star birth and death in large Magellanic Cloud captured by ESO

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 19:25

Large Magellanic Cloud, which is one of our closest galactic neighbours located only about 160 000 light-years from us, is actively forming new stars in regions that are so bright that some can even be seen from Earth with the naked eye.

Astronomers spot lightest exoplanet

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 18:35

Astronomers may have discovered the lightest exoplanet ever seen, which appears just as a dot orbiting a young star.

Astronomers discover first nebula with cavity

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:47

Astronomers based at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile have captured the first image of a nebula with a patch, or cavity, the ESO said Wednesday.

Federal Bank grants stock options to employees

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012, 21:41

Federal Bank has offered Employee Stock Options for the second time since the bank implemented the Employee Stock Options Scheme in 2011, the private lender said in a release issued here.

CSIRO telescope spots first `middleweight` black hole

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 08:54

Observation of outbursts of super-hot gas by a CSIRO radio telescope has confirmed the identity of the first known “middleweight” black hole.

ESO set to build world`s biggest telescope

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:37

The ESO Council has approved the start of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) Programme -- the world`s biggest eye on the sky - at its meeting in Garching, Germany.

World’s biggest optical telescope project to go ahead

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 12:16

The world’s largest optical telescope, a 1.1 billion-euro project, is slated to go ahead after getting support from most of the members of the European organization.

Astronomers get widest deep view of sky ever recorded

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 12:45

European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) VISTA telescope has captured a treasure trove of over 200 000 galaxies using infrared light.

How teenage galaxies feed themselves

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 19:22

A new survey of carefully selected galaxies has focussed on their teenage years — roughly the period from about 3 to 5 billion years after the Big Bang.

Mind-boggling image of vast glittering sky captured

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 14:49

The GigaGalaxy Zoom project has captured a mind-boggling, magnificent, 800-mn-pixel panoramic view of the vast glittering sky.