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8 March 2023

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have detected gaseous water in the planet-forming disc around the star V883 Orionis. This water carries a chemical signature that explains the journey of water from star-forming gas clouds to planets, and supports the idea that water on Earth is even older than our Sun.

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8 March 2023

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ELT MORFEO Instrument Passes Preliminary Design Review

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ESO and astronomy groups petition the UN to address the impact of satellites on dark and quiet skies

27 February 2023: An international collaboration involving ESO has submitted a paper to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) proposing a new Expert Group to protect dark and ...

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