Tag Archives: ESO

A Diamond in a Sea of Gold

Images Credit & Copyright: IMAGE 1: European Southern Observatory (ESO) MPG/ESO 2.2 meter telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile. IMAGE 2: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located a fairly close 13,000 light years away in the southern constellation Pavo, (The … Continue reading

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ALMA on Watch

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Babek Tafreshi. I can’t get enough of these ALMA images.  Behind the closest antenna, the Milky Way galaxy rises vertically overhead and off in the distance like two snowballs on a glass … Continue reading

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Cosmic Jets and a Cloudy Existence

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) New Technology Telescope (NTT) at La Silla Observatory, Chile. What do you do when your local region of the universe is glum and cloudy; you create some color! Within this region of … Continue reading

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La Silla Nights

Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi. European Southern Observatory (ESO) ambassador Babak Tafreshi is at it again making us envious with this gem of an image of the ESO 3.6 meter telescope atop the La Silla Observatory. This observatory is … Continue reading

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Black Hole Startrails

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Yuri Beletsky. Like stars at the center of the Milky Way, these stars on the telescope appear to be orbiting a supermassive massive black hole. As they approach, they accelerate due to … Continue reading

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ALMA in Zodiacal Light

Image Credit & Copyright: ESO/B. Tafreshi. What a stunning quality image by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) photographer, Babak Tafreshi. Six of the sixty-six massive radio antennas that make up the Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array or “ALMA” radio observatory can … Continue reading

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Small Eyes to the Big Universe

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Yuri Beletsky. High atop the Paranal Observatory at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in the Atacama Desert of Chile, one of four 1.8 meter Auxiliary Telescopes (AT’s) raises its eyes to some … Continue reading

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