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13 September 2017

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. This discovery around the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-19b exploited the power of the FORS2 instrument. It provides unique information about the chemical composition and the temperature and pressure structure of the atmosphere of this unusual and very hot world. The results appear today in the journal Nature.

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13 September 2017

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Winners of the Photo NightScape Awards 2017 Announced

12 September 2017: From almost 300 entries, both photos and timelapses, spread across more than 40 countries, the nine winners of the 2017 Photo NightScape Awards, a competition supported by ESO, have now ...

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Stellar Fingerprints: Using Exoplanets to See the Surfaces of Stars

Interview with: Dainis Dravins

8 September 2017: The Universe is absolutely teeming with stars — at least 100 billion populate our Milky Way galaxy alone. Yet because most stars are very far away, it’s incredibly hard for ...

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