Astronomers use ESO telescope to capture photo of extremely rare 'space butterfly'

A team of astronomers have used the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) to capture a stunning photo of NGC 2899 - a bubble of gas that looks like a butterfly. The photo is significant because the bubble has never been captured by astronomers in the past.

Aug 04, 2020, 12:40 PM IST

Massive stars are abundant in nearby galaxy than thought

Until recently, the existence of stars up to 200 solar masses was highly disputed, and the study shows that a maximum birth mass of stars of 200-300 solar masses appears likely.

Jan 05, 2018, 17:31 PM IST

Spotted - Dark, contorted sunspot nearly twice the diameter of Earth (See pic)

Researchers including those from European Southern Observatory (ESO), produced the images as a demonstration of ALMA’s ability to study solar activity at longer wavelengths of light than are typically available to solar observatories on Earth.

Jan 23, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

EPIC 220504338b: Dense 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star discovered

The newly discovered planet, designated EPIC 220504338b, was discovered using photometry from Campaign 8 of the Kepler-2 (K2) mission and high-resolution spectroscopic follow up obtained with the FEROS spectrograph.

Nov 30, 2016, 19:51 PM IST

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.

Dec 14, 2014, 00:30 AM IST

'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.

Nov 10, 2014, 11:14 AM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2013, 16:06 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

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.

Sep 12, 2013, 18:06 PM IST

Astronomers spot lightest exoplanet

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

Jun 03, 2013, 18:35 PM IST

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.

Jan 24, 2013, 10:47 AM IST

Federal Bank grants stock options to employees

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.

Dec 28, 2012, 21:41 PM IST

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.

Jun 13, 2012, 12:37 PM IST

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.

Sep 15, 2009, 14:49 PM IST