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May 17, 2016 01:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A beautiful atmospheric phenomenon descended over the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) last week, giving the participants of the inaugural #MeetESO social media event an evening treat.
May 2, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
From May 7, Discovery News will be in the Chilean Atacama Desert to visit the European Southern Observatory's sites and observed the Mercury Transit.
Apr 27, 2016 01:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a series of images that look as if they've been pulled from a science fiction movie, four powerful lasers blast from the dome of the Very Large Telescope at the ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.
Apr 21, 2016 03:45 PM ET // Eric Niiler
Astronomers are developing a ground-based technique to spy the light glinting off orbiting satellites, dead spacecraft, cubesats and space junk to help safeguard low-Earth orbit.
Apr 12, 2016 04:47 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Long before the first confirmed planetary finds in the 1990s, an observer in 1917 caught evidence of planetary debris around a new star, new research into an astronomical glass plate reveals.
Mar 18, 2016 05:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Discovery Channel Telescope has played a key role in identifying what could be one component of a comet twin -- both expected to fly past Earth later this month.
Dec 9, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
While monitoring our sun's extreme environment, the veteran Solar and Heliospheric Observatory has seen some weird and sometimes unexpected things.
Dec 4, 2015 05:07 PM ET // Danny Clemens, DSCOVRD
In a much-anticipated Wednesday ruling, the Supreme Court of Hawaii rescinded the building permit for the hotly contested Thirty Meter Telescope project.
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