Paranal Observatory

New Milky Way component discovered

New Milky Way component discovered

The centre of the Milky Way galaxy, a region previously thought to consist of vast numbers of old stars, actually has young stars.

Oct 29, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

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.

Nov 28, 2013, 19:25 PM IST

Milky Way`s 84 million stars catalogued

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.

Oct 25, 2012, 14:19 PM IST

Astronomers get widest deep view of sky ever recorded

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

Mar 22, 2012, 12:45 PM IST

Beauty of ‘starburst’ galaxy captured

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

Dec 16, 2011, 16:53 PM IST

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