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25 June 2015

New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed that the giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 has swallowed an entire medium-sized galaxy over the last billion years. For the first time a team of astronomers has been able to track the motions of 300 glowing planetary nebulae to find clear evidence of this event and also found evidence of excess light coming from the remains of the totally disrupted victim.

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25 June 2015

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Programme for The Long Night of Science 2015 Available

22 June 2015: We would like to remind you that ESO will open its doors to the public on Saturday 27 June 2015 between 18:00 and 24:00 CEST. The event will ...

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Contract Signed for Final Design and Construction of Largest Adaptive Mirror Unit in the World

19 June 2015: ESO has signed a contract with the AdOptica consortium in Italy — ADS International and Microgate, partnered with INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) as subcontractors — for the final design and construction ...

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22 - 26 June 2015: EWASS 2015. La Laguna, in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

27 June 2015: Long Night of Science (Open House Day). ESO HQ, Germany.

3 - 14 August 2015: IAU GA/AAS. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

1 September 2015: Polish Parliament. Warsaw, Poland.

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