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22 July 2020

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) has taken the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Images of systems with multiple exoplanets are extremely rare, and — until now — astronomers had never directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun. The observations can help astronomers understand how planets formed and evolved around our own Sun.

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22 July 2020

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Winner of Summer AstroCamp 2020 ESO Prize Announced

21 July 2020: ESO and the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP) are delighted to announce that Finnish student Meri Teeriaho is the winner of the summer AstroCamp 2020 prize ...

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Take Part in the New Virtual Guided Tours to ESO’s Observatories

15 July 2020: From Saturday 18 July, ESO will start a weekly programme of English virtual guided tours to its Paranal and La Silla observatories. Without leaving your home, you will be able ...

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Funding Opportunities in Chile (Anuncio de Oportunidades) — Call for proposals from Joint Committee of ESO and Government of Chile

6 July 2020: To enhance its programme of scientific cooperation with its host country Chile, ESO provides and manages an annual fund devoted to the development of disciplines related to astronomy and technology ...

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The behemoth behind the brightness — Finding one of the biggest black holes in the Universe powering the brightest quasar ever detected

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10 July 2020: Two years ago a team of astronomers used Australian telescopes to accurately image a distant quasar that was subsequently revealed to be the most luminous ever detected. A quasar is ...

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