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30 November 2016

By studying the light emitted from an extraordinarily dense and strongly magnetised neutron star using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers may have found the first observational indications of a strange quantum effect, first predicted in the 1930s. The polarisation of the observed light suggests that the empty space around the neutron star is subject to a quantum effect known as vacuum birefringence.

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Winner of 2016 De Zeeuw-Van Dishoeck Graduation Prize for Astronomy Announced

29 November 2016: The prestigious De Zeeuw-Van Dishoeck Graduation Prize for Astronomy is awarded every year to the best Master's thesis on the subject of astronomy by a Dutch student. The prize ...

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ESOcast 89: Chile Chill 8 - A Bird’s Eye View of ESO’s Observatories

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Winners of 2016 Photo Nightscape Awards Announced

14 November 2016: The awards ceremony for the 2016 Photo Nightscape Awards — organised by Association Française d'Astronomie — was held on 12 November, at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in ...

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