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Euronews story: “E-ELT: Europe's extreme new telescope”

Almost a month ago, on Jun 18, .2014 the top of Cerro Armazones was blown up to clear a wider flat space for the new E-ELT. 67 more words


New light shed on how stardust forms around the remnants of a supernova

via New light shed on how stardust forms around the remnants of a supernova.

By Anthony Wood

July 13, 2014

Using an instrument mounted on the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO’s) Very Large Telescope (VLT), scientists have been able to shed light on some of the mysteries surrounding stardust by observing the event and aftermath of a supernova.

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Science & Technology

Mountain blast to make way for huge telescope

The top of a 3,000m-high (10,000ft) mountain in Chile will be blown up on Thursday to make way for the world’s largest optical and infrared telescope. 569 more words


ESO flatten mountain to make room for European Extremely Large Telescope

(The explosion – Photo Credit: Daily Mail)

The European Southern Observatory have taken their first big step in building the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) by blowing up the top of a mountain in Chile.

Outside Our Solar System

Mystery Planets

It seems that nearly every week there is another announcement of a new planet being discovered somewhere – out there! Most are gas giants, some are smaller rocky worlds. 798 more words

Deep Space

Nearby star resembles 'Eye of Sauron' from Lord of the Rings

(Photo Credit: ESO/J.-L. Beuzit et al./SPHERE Consortium)

This is the magnificent ringed star HR 4796A, otherwise known as the Eye of Sauron star. Located in the southern constellation of Centaurus, the star bears a striking resemblance to the ‘ 122 more words

Outside Our Solar System