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7 April 2017

Stellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new ALMA observations provide insights into explosions at the other end of the stellar life cycle, star birth. Astronomers captured these dramatic images as they explored the firework-like debris from the birth of a group of massive stars, demonstrating that star formation can be a violent and explosive process too.

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ESO Engineer Wins 2017 Tycho Brahe Prize

6 April 2017: ESO is delighted to announce that this year’s Tycho Brahe Prize has been awarded to Bernard Delabre, one of ESO’s optical engineers. The prize is awarded “in recognition ...

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Media Advisory: Extremely Large Telescope First Stone Ceremony

5 April 2017: Media representatives are invited to attend the first stone ceremony of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) on Friday 26 May 2017 on Cerro Armazones, a 3046-metre peak in northern Chile ...

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Apply Now for the Summer AstroCamp 2017 — Astronomy program for school students in northern Portugal

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Attempting the Impossible: Taking the First Picture of a Black Hole — ALMA joins global attempt to image the event horizon of a supermassive black hole

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Science in School: Issue 39 Now Available

31 March 2017: The latest issue of the free magazine Science in School is now available online and in printed form. This European journal for science teachers offers up-to-date information on cutting-edge science ...

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30 March 2017: The success of the Pale Red Dot campaign [1] was recognised in style last night when Queen Mary University of London, the institution that led the campaign [2], won the ...

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28 March 2017: 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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