Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has resumed its decade-long journey to meet up with the inbound comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which recently re-emerged from behind the sun. Continue reading →
Scorpions can deliver a nasty sting, but in the tail of this cosmic arachnid there's a cluster of glittering jewels: the hundred-or-so stars of the Messier 7 cluster, located 800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpio. Continue reading →
Weather patterns in the atmosphere of a nearby brown dwarf have been observed for the first time. Continue reading →
The ESO's VLT Survey Telescope has captured a jaw-dropping view of the Lagoon Nebula -- a star-forming interstellar cloud incubating baby stars enshrouded in knots of gas and dust.
You may have looked up before on a cool, clear night to see the hazy glow of the Milky Way stretching across the sky, but probably nothing like this. Continue reading →
A specialist telescope at the ESO's La Silla Observatory has zoomed in on the erupting dirty snowball to resolve stunning detail in Comet ISON's coma and tail. Continue reading →
No, it's not a comedy-sized tankard discarded into orbit by a careless space station astronaut -- it's a beautiful nebula that resembles a giant jug with a handle.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is complete after Europe delivered its final antenna to the 66-dish Chile-based project.
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