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11 April 2018

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, including the likely effects of planets still in the process of forming.

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11 April 2018

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Meet #ESOSupernova — ESO’s second social media gathering

10 April 2018: On 27 April 2018, ESO is inviting all digital enthusiasts to meet the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, a new cutting-edge astronomy centre for the public that will open ...

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Mapping the Universe in 3D — How ESO’s VIMOS spectrograph catalogued more than 90 000 galaxies

Interview with: Luigi Guzzo

6 April 2018: ESO’s telescopes are used to study everything from the tiny dust particles spinning around distant suns to the large-scale structure of galaxies. The Very Large Telescope has recently undertaken a ...

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