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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.

Milky Way`s 84 million stars catalogued

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 14:19

An international team of astronomers has created a nine-gigapixel zoomable image of 84 million stars, using the UK-built VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

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.

Beauty of ‘starburst’ galaxy captured

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 16:53

Astronomers have captured perhaps the most detailed wide-field view of nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253 using VLT Survey Telescope (VST).