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17 October 2018

An international team of astronomers using the VIMOS instrument of ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered a titanic structure in the early Universe. This galaxy proto-supercluster — which they nickname Hyperion — was unveiled by new measurements and a complex examination of archive data. This is the largest and most massive structure yet found at such a remote time and distance — merely 2 billion years after the Big Bang.

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  ESO Announcements

ESO Calendar 2019 Now Available

11 October 2018: One of our most popular products, the ESO Calendar, is now available in its 2019 incarnation, and can be purchased from the ESO online shop and in the ESO Supernova ...

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ESO to host its first Teacher Training Workshop for Danish educators

9 October 2018: On 15 and 16 October 2018 ESO will host a Teacher Training Workshop initiated by Denmark’s Physics and Chemistry Association (Copenhagen/Zealand division). The participants will attend lectures and ...

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Ireland Ratifies ESO Membership — Ireland becomes ESO’s sixteenth Member State

9 October 2018: Ireland has completed the ratification of its membership and joined ESO as the organisation’s sixteenth Member State. ESO is proud to welcome Ireland and looks forward to new opportunities ...

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: New Free Planetarium Show

8 October 2018: ESO is proud to announce the release of the English version of Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time, a brand new open-source planetarium show illustrating the important role played by ...

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Programme for the ESO Open House Day 2018 Now Available

8 October 2018: ESO, the world’s most productive ground-based observatory, will open its doors to the public on Saturday 13 October 2018 between 11:00 and 18:00 CEST. The ESO Open ...

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ESO’s La Silla Observatory to gain cutting-edge SOXS instrument

8 October 2018: ESO has signed an agreement with an international consortium led by INAF, the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, to build and operate a cutting-edge spectrographic instrument known as Son Of ...

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The Messenger No. 173 Now Available

5 October 2018: The latest edition of ESO's quarterly journal, The Messenger, is now available online. Find out the latest news from ESO on topics ranging from new instruments to the latest ...

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Astronomy Past and Present — Bringing the wonders of the Universe to the ESO Supernova and beyond

Interview with: Valentina Schettini

12 October 2018: Valentina Schettini is part of the team of science content writers at the ESO Supernova & Planetarium Centre. In this week’s ESOblog post she tells us about her role in ...

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Martian Crater or Chilean Commune? — Taltal: Mapuche culture preserved in a red planet scar

Rosa Jesse and Nicole Shearer

5 October 2018: On 20 September 2016, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) approved the name Taltal for a crater on Mars. In part due to its striking resemblance, the Martian Taltal was named ...

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