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ESO telescope reveals what could be the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system – ScienceDaily

Astronomers using ESO's SPHERE instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have found that the asteroid hygiea could be classified as a dwarf planet. The object is the fourth largest in the asteroid belt after Ceres, Vesta and Pallas. For the first time, astronomers have observed hygiea at sufficiently high resolution to examine its surface and determine its shape and …

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ESO captures dazzling images of newly forming stars in the LMC

Photo credits: ESO, A McLeod et al This dazzling region of newly formed stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument ( MUSE ) on ESO's Very Large Telescope. The relatively small amount of dust in the acute view of LMC and MUSE enabled the detection of complex details of the region …

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ESO Introduces'Stunning 'Timelapse of Alien Planet Beta Pictoris B

Watch the exoplanet disappear from view, then reappear next to its bright star in the following video. Beta Pictoris b is one of the most extensively studied exoplanets in our cosmic neighborhood. This strange world, discovered in 2008, is only 63 light-years away – in the Pictor constellation – and orbits around a giant star called Beta Pictoris. As the …

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Boy exoplanet discovery confirmed with SPHERE in ESO telescope

About the Young Exoplanet According to a recent study published in Astronomy a young exoplanet, estimated to be about 6 million years old, was discovered in by a strong telescope. Chile in South America. The exoplanet, designated as PDS 70b has a mass equal to the mass of many Jupiter orbits the star PDS 70 in a gas disk and …

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Six "dark galaxies" found on the ESO VLT MUSE telescope

ASTRONOMER believe they identified six "dark galaxies" with few, if any, stars. The enigmatic spots are depicted as shadows 12 billion light-years distant. We can not really see her. What we have instead are clues buried in the light of galaxies around them. The universe itself is calculated at 13.8 billion years old. And the oldest known star is 13.2 …

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ESO spies on a dead star surrounded by a glow of light

. 5 April (UPI) – Using a combination of telescopes, astronomers have located the first isolated neutron star with a low magnetic field outside the Milky Way. Astronomers found the stellar corpse in the rubble of an ancient supernova explosion within the Small Magellanic Cloud. Scientists used data collected with the MUSE instrument at the Very Large Telescope of the …

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