ESOcast 26 Jul 2018, 12:00 UTC Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time revealed the effects predicted by Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field near the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way. This long-sought result represents the climax of a 26-year-long observation campaign using ESO’s telescopes in Chile.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 20 Jul 2018, 05:15 UTC Another possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io: As NASA’s Juno spacecraft undertook its 13th close flyby of the gas giant Jupiter on Monday – earlier data appears to have turned up a new heat source close to the south pole of Io that could indicate a previously undiscovered volcano on the small Jovian moon.
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56: Cosmic ray neutrinos traced back to their source for the first time - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 5618 Jul 2018, 11:32 UTC Cosmic ray neutrinos traced back to their source for the first time: A new study has identified a distant supermassive black hole called a blazar as the source of mysterious high energy cosmic ray neutrinos bombarding the Earth.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 12 Jul 2018, 12:17 UTC Cataclysmic collision helped shape Uranus: A new study claims Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth causing the planet to roll over onto its side. Listening in on an interstellar visitor to confirm it’s not an alien spacecraft: When the interstellar visitor Oumuamua was observed failing to slow down as much as it should be due to the Sun’s gravitational pull -- scientists explored several scenarios to try to explain what was happening.
ESOcast 11 Jul 2018, 10:00 UTC New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed the star cluster RCW 38 in all its glory. These observations was taken during testing of the HAWK-I camera with the GRAAL adaptive optics system. It shows the cluster and its surrounding clouds of brightly glowing gas in exquisite detail, with dark tendrils of dust threading through the bright core of this young gathering of stars.