European Southern Observatory

Dust-shrouded stellar cluster, with hundreds of young, hot and massive stars spotted- In pics

The central area of RCW 38 is visible as a bright, blue-tinted region, an area inhabited by numerous very young stars and protostars that are still in the process of forming. 

Jul 16, 2018, 11:47 AM IST

First confirmed image of a newborn planet captured using SPHERE

The brightness of the planet has been measured at different wavelengths by the astronomers to get detailed information.

Jul 02, 2018, 23:28 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

Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: Report

Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet in our galactic neighbourhood which is "believed to be Earth-like" and orbits its star at a distance that could favour life, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.

Aug 12, 2016, 22:39 PM IST

Astronomers observe interiors of ancient galaxies

 Data obtained using the European Southern Observatory's ALMA telescope in Chile has given astronomers their first glimpse at the interior of distant galaxies, the ESO said.

Jul 24, 2015, 10:47 AM IST

Jupiter twin discovered orbiting Sun-like star

Astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-like exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star, bringing scientists closer to finding a Solar System 2.0 - planetary system that mirrors our own.

Jul 16, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Astronomers name newly-discovered galaxy after Cristiano Ronaldo

A group of astronomers has honoured Cristiano Ronaldo by naming a newly-discovered galaxy CR7. The Portuguese super-star is known as CR7 - from his initials and shirt number - to his millions of fans.

Jun 18, 2015, 20:46 PM IST

`Doomed star` Eta Carinae`s first-ever 3-D nebulae model created

Scientists have created the first high-resolution 3-D model of the expanding cloud produced by Eta Carinae`s eruption in the 19th century.

Jul 09, 2014, 21:40 PM IST

Two new planets orbiting ancient star discovered

Scientists have discovered two new planets orbiting an ancient star near our Sun and one of them may have liquid water on its surface, a key ingredient to support life.

Jun 04, 2014, 22:13 PM IST

Alien life near us a distinct possibility

It`s time to tune into "2013: A Space Odyssey". A pair of failed stars - known as brown dwarfs in the astronomers` community - may be hiding an alien world which, if confirmed, would be one of the closest ever to our sun.

Dec 28, 2013, 22:41 PM 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

3D mapping reveals Milky Way galaxy has peanut-shaped core

Scientists have produced a detailed three-dimensional map of the stars that form the inner regions of our Milky Way galaxy.

Sep 13, 2013, 20:38 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

Trio of `super Earths` in a star`s habitable zone

Three "super Earth" planets have been found orbiting a nearby star at a distance where life in theory could exist.

Jun 26, 2013, 09:45 AM IST

New kind of variable star discovered

Astronomers have discovered a new class of variable stars by measuring minute variations in stellar brightness.

Jun 15, 2013, 10:47 AM IST

Anarchic region of star formation found in dust cloud

NGC 6559 is a cloud of gas and dust located at a distance of about 5000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer).

May 03, 2013, 19:02 PM IST

New image released by ESO shows turbulent birth of stars

The European Southern Observatory, or ESO, released an image Thursday that shows the intense activity that occurs inside an interstellar cloud when stars form.

May 03, 2013, 13:15 PM IST

Strange happenings spotted in ancient star cluster

New infrared images from European Southern Observatory`s VISTA telescope show the globular cluster 47 Tucanae in striking detail.

Jan 12, 2013, 09:02 AM IST

Fourth potentially habitable planet discovered

International astronomers said today they have found the fourth potentially habitable planet outside our solar system.

Feb 02, 2012, 22:46 PM IST