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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.
Mar 14, 2016 07:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An unprecedented observation of a dusty disk surrounding an old star has led to speculation that dying stars could give rise to a second generation of planets.
Jan 27, 2016 01:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Galaxies are known to contain stars, planets gas and dust, but one particular nearby dwarf galaxy is notable for lacking the latter -- it's astonishingly dust-free.
Oct 21, 2015 05:08 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Deep inside the Tarantula Nebula, some 160,000 light-years from Earth, live a pair of very strange stars.
Aug 7, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A dying star has left behind a beautiful, if temporary, parting gift -- an expanding planetary nebula.
May 27, 2015 12:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
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