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Europe to build world’s biggest telescope


June 12th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A coalition of 15 European countries, including Britain, has announced plans to build the biggest telescope in the world, Daily Mail reported Monday.The mirror inside the ... Read more...

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Star attacks planet with radiation


September 14th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A nearby star is bombarding its companion planet with a barrage of X-rays, hundred thousand times more intense than the earth receives from the Sun, a ... Read more...

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50 new planets found


September 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered at least 50 new planets beyond the solar system, including 16 that are of a size similar to Earth, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Glowing bright pink spiral galaxy closer than previously thought


March 6th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A new image of the star-forming regions of a nearby spiral galaxy has suggested that it is closer than previously thought.The galaxy glows bright pink in the new ... Read more...

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Telescope captures star-forming region - Lagoon Nebula


January 6th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory's (ESO's) UK-designed and built VISTA telescope has captured a new image of a star-forming region known as the Lagoon Nebula that lies about 4,000 ... Read more...

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Chile’s Atacama desert to be simulator for Mars mission


December 27th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) Scientists from Chile and other countries will build a base in the Atacama desert, the most arid in the world, with the aim of simulating a space colony, ... Read more...

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New ’super-earth’ 40 light years away might have water


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A planet, which is 2.6 times bigger than Earth and orbiting a star 40 light years away, possibly has water in the form of steam, research suggests.The planet ... Read more...

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Astronomers: Alien planet from outside Milky Way found


November 19th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Astronomers says they have discovered the first planet to originate from another galaxy. The scientists say the planet which is the size of Jupiter was drawn ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover New Planet In Space


November 19th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been a latest discovery in the world of astronomy for one more time. This time one more planet within another galaxy has been discovered ... Read more...

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Faint planet hidden in star’s glare revealed


October 16th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): University of Arizona's scientists have found a way to see faint planets previously hidden in their star's glare.Installed on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, or VLT, ... Read more...

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‘Earth-like’ planet may not exist


October 14th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): After an exciting announcement of the discovery of a habitable Earth-like planet, a second team of scientists has cast some doubt on the claim.The planet, dubbed Gliese 581 ... Read more...

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Alien Solar System Detected 127 Light Years Away


August 25th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Astronomers have reported the discovery of an alien solar system replete with seven planets circling a star. The solar system has been detected ... Read more...

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Alien Solar System With Most Planets Discovered


August 25th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new solar system has been discovered by the European Southern Observatory scientist that looks quite similar to the one which we live in. The discovery ... Read more...

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New solar system found 127 light years away


August 25th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 25 (IANS) Astronomers have found a new solar system, the largest ever detected, which is believed to have up to seven planets orbiting a sun-like star 127 light years away ... Read more...

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Vast solar system detected 127 light years away


August 25th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) A vast solar system orbiting a sun-like star has been detected 127 light years from the earth. The planetary system is believed to be the largest ever found ... Read more...

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Universe’s biggest star discovered


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The biggest star, with a mass 320 times greater than the sun's, has been discovered at the edge of our galaxy by British astronomers. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Boffins uncover most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a black hole


July 8th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope have helped scientists uncover the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. ... Read more...

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Scientists find youngest planet outside our solar system


June 11th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified the youngest known planet outside our solar system and established that planets can grow up fast.According to researchers, Beta Pictoris b is already fully ... Read more...

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Eight scientists win Norwegian Kavli prizes


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 3 (DPA) Eight scientists were Thursday named winners of the Norwegian Kavli prizes for discoveries in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said. The astrophysics prize ... Read more...

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World’s biggest telescope to be located in Chile


April 27th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27(ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) Council has selected Cerro Armazones in Chile as the baseline site for the planned 42-meter European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).Cerro Armazones is a mountain ... Read more...

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Missing primitive stars outside Milky Way uncovered


February 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Feb 18 (ANI): New observations using ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope have uncovered the missing primitive stars outside the Milky Way galaxy."We have, in effect, found a flaw in ... Read more...

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New 3D map shows interstellar gas within 1,000 light-years from the sun


February 10th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A French-American team of astronomers has produced a new 3D map that shows interstellar gas situated in an area about 1,000 light-years around the Sun.Knowledge of the ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect black hole farther away than any other previously known


January 27th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that astronomers have used ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope (VLT) to detect a stellar-mass black hole much farther away than any other previously known. ... Read more...

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Astronomers capture image of ‘cosmic cat’


January 24th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, January 24 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has recently released a stunning new image of the vast cloud known as the 'Cat's Paw Nebula', which is a complex region of ... Read more...

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New observations by astronomers deepen mystery about star-like Suns


December 8th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 8 (ANI): An extensive study made with ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope deepens a long-standing mystery in the study of stars similar to the Sun.Unusual year-long variations in ... Read more...

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Giant cannibal galaxy observed having its “last meal” by astronomers


November 21st, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, November 21 (ANI): Astronomers, using European Southern Observatory's (ESO's) 3.58-meter New Technology Telescope (NTT), are seeing through the opaque dust lanes of the giant cannibal galaxy Centaurus A, unveiling its "last ... Read more...

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Astronomers find first rocky planet outside solar system


September 17th, 2009 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (DPA) A group of European astronomers said Wednesday that they had found the first known rocky planet outside the solar system. The find by European Southern Observatory scientists in Garching, ... Read more...

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ESO releases 360-degree panoramic map of entire night sky


September 15th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, September 15 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released an amazing, interactive, 360-degree panoramic online map of the entire night sky.It is first of three images of ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom ... Read more...

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Nearby spiral galaxy resembles our own Milky Way, say astronomers


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, September 3 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a striking new image of a nearby spiral galaxy that many astronomers think closely resembles our own Milky Way.Though the ... Read more...

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Image of different regions of Trifid Nebula captured by European Southern Observatory


August 27th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, August 27 (ANI): A new image by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has captured the different regions of the Trifid Nebula, which is a rare combination of three nebula types, as ... Read more...

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Star’s nebula may be fuelled by double engine


August 6th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, August 6 (ANI): Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have determined that interactions in a star that has a companion may be the engine fuelling its remarkable nebula.The astronomers found ... Read more...

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Astronomers obtain sharpest ever views of supergiant star Betelgeuse


July 30th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, July 30 (ANI): Using different state-of-the-art techniques on ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope, two independent teams of astronomers have obtained the sharpest ever views of the supergiant star Betelgeuse. ... Read more...

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Sky around Eagle Nebula revealed in stunning new image


July 17th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, July 17 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a new and stunning image of the sky around the Eagle Nebula, a stellar nursery where infant star clusters carve ... Read more...

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Omega Nebula’s ‘watercolors’ revealed in new image


July 8th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Munich, July 8 (ANI): A new image captured by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has reveled the Omega Nebula, a stellar nursery where infant stars illuminate and sculpt a vast pastel ... Read more...

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‘X-shooter’ to shed new light on gamma-ray bursts


May 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, May 26 (ANI): ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope has been equipped with an instrument called a X-shooter, which can record the entire spectrum of a celestial object in one ... Read more...

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