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Black Hole Discovered Just 1,000 Light Years Away from Earth, ‘VISIBLE’ to the Naked Eye

Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have identified the closest black hole to our solar system yet discovered and, as it turns out, it’s been hiding in plain sight and is actually visible to the naked eye (kind of). The black hole in question is 1,000 light-years from Earth in the Telescopium constellation and forms part of a triple system, … Continue reading

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72 New Galaxies Discovered by ESO Astronomers

The new galaxies date back 13 billion years to a time shortly after the formation of the universe. The discovery was made using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. The galaxies were situated in a patch of sky previously investigated by the Hubble Space Telescope and were identified … Continue reading

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First Recorded Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua Looks Like Nothing Observed Before

For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, … Continue reading

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ESO Announces First Ever Observed Light from Gravitational Wave Source

I guess this announcement probably isn’t what most people wanted to hear, ALIENS? Nope, sorry. But others may still find it fascinating. A short video detailing the findings follows the short article Merging neutron stars scatter gold and platinum into space ESO’s fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic … Continue reading

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European Southern Observatory to Make An Announcement of ‘Unprecedented Discovery’

While I would love to get more excited about this announcement I’m a little hesitant based on all the other over-hyped announcements of the past by various space agencies but nevertheless I can’t help but get excited, you probably will too when you read on and at least it gives us a reason to be a little excited about a … Continue reading

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Three Earth-Mass Planets Discovered Just 12 Light-Years Away

Scientists have discovered the closest multi-planet system around a red dwarf star to Earth. While these planets are unlikely to be habitable, they could be important worlds for future study. The three planets (b, c, and d) were discovered around a red dwarf called YZ Ceti. It’s located 12 light-years away from us. They are all similar in mass to … Continue reading

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