ESO — Reaching New Heights in Astronomy
Unsubscribe | Subscription preferences | View in browser
ESO News
17 June 2015

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were the creators of the first heavy elements in history — the elements necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit them, and life as we know it. The newly found galaxy, labelled CR7, is three times brighter than the brightest distant galaxy known up to now.

The release, images and videos are available on:

Space Scoop - the children's version of this release is available at:

Kind regards,
The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
17 June 2015

  ESO Announcements

ESO Annual Report 2014 Now Available

16 June 2015: The ESO Annual Report 2014 is now available. It presents the many activities of the ESO throughout the year.  The contents include: Research highlights from ESO facilities, with the latest ...

Read more

AstroCamera 2015 Winners Announced

15 June 2015: The winners of this year’s AstroCamera competition have been announced. Rolf Wahl Olsen is the winner in the Deep Sky Objects category, Gerald Rhemann in the Solar System Objects ...

Read more

Revolutionary New High-speed Infrared Detector Sees First Light

15 June 2015: The first prototype of a new generation of fast and very sensitive detectors has been successfully installed on the PIONIER instrument at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. This achievement is the ...

Read more

Share this newsletter on:

*|MC:SHARE|* Receive our News in your preferred language

Start receiving this newsletter in your language

 Picture of the Week

Upcoming Events

Wide View of the Crab Nebula  Planetary Analogue  Rise of the Milky Way  ALMA from above  Iridescent Nightscape over La Silla 

You are receiving this newsletter because you subscribed to ESO News.

Unsubscribe | Subscription preferences | View in browser

Follow us on:

Facebook Twitter Vimeo Flickr YouTube LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Itunes Scribd Issuu Livestream

European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany