ESO Top News 5 Aug 2009, 06:00 UTC ESO 28/09 - Photo Release:ESO has just released a stunning new image of a field of stars towards the constellation of Carina (the Keel). This striking view is ablaze with a flurry of stars of all colours and brightnesses, some of which are seen against a backdrop of clouds of dust and gas. One unusual star in the middle, HD 87643, has been extensively studied with several ESO telescopes, including the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). Surrounded by a complex, extended nebula that is the result of previous violent ejections, the star has been shown to have a companion. Interactions in this double system, surrounded by a dusty disc, may be the engine fuelling the starâ™s remarkable nebula.
University of Wisconsin 3 Aug 2009, 15:26 UTC
ESA Top News 3 Aug 2009, 09:29 UTC ESA has chosen ‘Alissé’ as the name of ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang’s mission to the International Space Station. The name was proposed in response to a competition launched by ESA’s Directorate of Human Spaceflight in June.
University of Washington 30 Jul 2009, 18:00 UTC A likely comet collision on Jupiter last week caused a minor sensation, but new research shows that similar impacts on Earth are most likely not responsible for any of the planet's mass extinctions.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 29 Jul 2009, 19:07 UTC NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is introducing a new Web site that will provide a centralized resource for information on near-Earth objects - those asteroids and comets that can approach Earth.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 29 Jul 2009, 18:05 UTC July 29, 2009: A study published this week in the journal Nature offers an explanation for the origin of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. The research may settle an outstanding puzzle in understanding galaxy formation.
ESO Top News 29 Jul 2009, 06:00 UTC ESO 27/09 - Science Release:Using different state-of-the-art techniques on ESO's Very Large Telescope, two independent teams of astronomers have obtained the sharpest ever views of the supergiant star Betelgeuse. They show that the star has a vast plume of gas almost as large as our Solar System and a gigantic bubble boiling on its surface. These discoveries provide important clues to help explain how these mammoths shed material at such a tremendous rate.