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Construction in Chile of world's largest telescope approved

The Council of the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, has approved the construction in the Atacama desert of the world's most powerful telescope, capable of studying whether life exists in other galaxies.

'MUSE' provides scientists with best view of galactic crash so far

 ESO's Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument have provided scientists with the best yet view of spectacular cosmic crash, revealing the true story behind it.

Failed stars near Sun could harbour hidden planet

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

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.

Best 3D map of Milky Way`s centre created

Astronomers have created the best three-dimensional map yet of the central parts of the Milky Way - and found that the inner regions take on a peanut-like, or X-shaped, appearance.

Astronomers spot lightest exoplanet

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

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.

ESO set to build world`s biggest telescope

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.

Mind-boggling image of vast glittering sky captured

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