ESOcast: the E-ELT

As ESO signs a contract to begin building the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), this […]

Credit:
ESO

Slowly one by one, or one big black hole at once?

For years astronomers have debated how the earliest generation of supermassive black holes formed very […]

credit: NASA, ESA, CXC

Space Weather on Mars

Mysterious high-rise clouds seen appearing suddenly in the martian atmosphere on a handful of occasions […]

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Light sabers from Paranal

On 26 April 2016 an event at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile marked the brilliant […]

Credit:
ESO/G. Hüdepohl

Keck spots a galaxy from the toddler universe

An international team of scientists has detected and confirmed the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever using […]

CREDIT: BRADAC/HST/W. M. KECK OBSERVATORY

Mars nearing opposition

During May 2016 the Earth and Mars get closer to each other than at any […]

credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Bell (ASU), and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute)

LORRI spots 1994 JR1 (because we like gobbledygook)

Warming up for a possible extended mission as it speeds through deep space, NASA’s New […]

Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

ISS on your website

When the International Space Station is visible from Earth – typically at dawn and dusk […]

credit: NASA

Fire in the hole!

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the early morning sky briefly lit up with the brilliant […]

credit: www.portsmouthwebcam.com