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13 December 2017

The OmegaCAM camera on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope has captured this glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in this giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.

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13 December 2017

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Science in School: Issue 42 now available

11 December 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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ESO to Build ELT With Full Primary Mirror

7 December 2017: ESO’s governing body, the Council, has just authorised additional spending to cover the cost of both the five inner rings of segments for the main mirror (M1) of the ...

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Willy Benz Elected Next ESO Council President

7 December 2017: ESO’s governing body, the Council, has elected Professor Willy Benz of the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS and the University of Bern, Switzerland, as the ...

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Protecting the Extremely Large Telescope from Earthquakes — ESO engineer Max Kraus tell us about newly-developed seismic technology

interview with: Max Kraus

12 December 2017: High up in the mountains of Chile, ESO’s telescopes are literally built on shaky ground. They operate in some of the most active seismic regions in the world, at the ...

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