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Eyes Wide Open for MASCARA in Chile

MASCARA planet hunting system at ESO’s La Silla Observatory The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile achieved first light in July 2017. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in ...

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Australia Enters Strategic Partnership with ESO

Australia signs arrangement with ESO At a ceremony in Canberra, Australia, on 11 July 2017, an arrangement was signed to begin a ten-year strategic partnership between ESO and Australia. The partnership will further strengthen ESO’s programme, both scientifically and technically, ...

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Dazzling Spiral with an Active Heart

Dazzling galaxy Messier 77 ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a magnificent face-on view of the barred spiral galaxy Messier 77. The image does justice to the galaxy’s beauty, showcasing its glittering arms criss-crossed with dust lanes — but ...

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