HAWK-I and Hubble Explore a Cluster with the Mass of two Quadrillion Suns

This image shows something spectacular: a massive galaxy cluster that it is warping the space around it! The cluster, whose heart is at the centre of …

Big History

Image - 2014 Hubble WFC3/IR Image of M16 (Cropped)

2014 Hubble WFC3/IR Image of M16 (Cropped)<p>Download Options<p>×<p>Fast Facts<p>About the Object<p>M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611<p>Emission Nebula<p>18h 18m 48.17s<p>-13° 48' …

Big History

Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics

eso1824 — Photo Release<p>ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has …

Big History

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by night, under the Magellanic Clouds

Antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), on the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes. The Large and Small Magellanic …

Big History

Snow streaked sand at Chajnantor

Big History

Image - Hubble/Subaru Composite Image of Star-Forming Region S106

Hubble/Subaru Composite Image of Star-Forming Region S106<p>Download Options<p>×<p>Fast Facts<p>About the Object<p>S106, Sh2-106, Sharpless 2-106<p>Star-Forming …

Big History

Mode changing and giant pulses found in a millisecond pulsar

Canadian astronomers have identified mode changing and giant pulses in the millisecond pulsar known as PSR B1957+20. It is the first time when mode …

Big History

Wide Field Imager view of a Milky Way look-alike, NGC 6744

Big History

Preparations for VLT UT1 first light

Final preparations being carried out in the week before the VLT UT1 First Light. Following successful optical alignment tests, the 8.2-m primary …

Big History

Se agrega la fotografía gratuita número 10.000 al Archivo de Imágenes de ESO

Big History

Stellar cluster and star-forming region M 17 (annotated)

Big History

The Pillars Of Creation Haven't Been Destroyed, Say New NASA Images

The Pillars of Creation, 7,000 light years away in the Eagle Nebula, represents one of Hubble’s most iconic images.<p>The full nebula itself is a race: evaporative radiation from new stars fights against the active, ongoing star-formation from the nebula’s cool gas.<p>First observed by Hubble in the …

Big History

Astronomers find a famous exoplanet's doppelgänger

When it comes to extrasolar planets, appearances can be deceiving. Astronomers have imaged a new planet, and it appears nearly identical to one of …

Big History

Universe’s Densest Galaxy Cluster Discovered

Our galaxy (via Felix Mittermeier/Pixabay)<p>An international team of scientists has located one of the densest clusters of galaxies in the universe.<p>The …


More than meets the eye

Despite the advances made in past decades, the process of galaxy formation remains an open question in astronomy. Various theories have been …

Big History

The World’s First Human Body Scanner That Provides Highly Detailed Full Color 3D X-Ray Images

Professor Phil Butler and Professor Anthony Butler, a brilliant father and son team who founded Mars Bioimaging Ltd. in Christchurch, New Zealand …

Offbeat News

Lagoon nebula

The post Lagoon nebula appeared first on Sky & Telescope.



At first glance this frame is flooded with salt-and-pepper static. Rather than being tiny grains or pixels of TV noise, every single point of light …

Big History

Vidvinkelbilde av den åpne stjernehopen NGC 2547

Big History

ESO Headquarters in Germany

Aerial view of the Headquarters of the European Soutern Observatory (ESO) in Garching bei München, Germany. The new buildings A, B, C and D. with the …

Big History

Il sistema di galassie interagenti Arp 220 osservato da ALMA e da Hubble

Big History

ESO's 10000th public image shows ALMA transporters and Milky Way

This picture was the 10000th to appear in ESO's photo archive. It was posted to the Your ESO Pictures Flickr group by Adhemar Duro on 30 September …

Big History

Imagen de amplio campo del cúmulo estelar abierto NGC 2547

Big History

The Atacama's striking stripes

Big History

View of ALMA from Cerro Toco

This was captured from Cerro Toco, overlooking the Chajnantor plateau that houses the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. …

Big History

Contract signed for detectors of ESO’s ELT instruments

ESO has signed a contract with the California-based company Teledyne Imaging Sensors for the purchase of the detectors needed to build three …


ESOcast 171 Light: Un colorido paisaje celeste (4K UHD)

4K Ultra HD

20 Space Objects Ranked by How Badass They Sound

These cosmic phenomena all have cool leather jackets.<p>Outer space may be cold and bleak and unspeakably huge, but at least it's full of far-out objects with bonkers-sounding names like "blitzar," "black dwarf," and "dark energy star." Set course for lava planet ASAP.


Major mergers

At first glance, it may seem as though this image was taken through a faulty lens, but the mind-bending distortions visible in this Hubble Wide Field …

Big History

Image - Stephan's Quintet

About the Object<p>Stephan's Quintet, HCG 92<p>Interacting Galaxy Group<p>22h 35m 57.5s<p>33° 57' 35.67"<p>Pegasus<p>Stephan's Quintet is 290 million light-years (90 …

Big History