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Welcome to the official page of the European Southern Observatory, the world's most productive ground-based observatory!

ESO, the European Southern Observatory, provides state-of-the-art research facilities to European astronomers and astrophysicists. It is an intergovernmental organisation with 15 member-states.

ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of even more powerful observing facilities.
ESO has enabled the first picture of a planet around another star, measured the distance to the most remote object ever found, found the largest solar system yet around another star and contributed to the discovery of the Universe’s accelerating expansion due to the elusive dark energy.

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This could easily be an illustration of the proverbial pot of gold at the end of a celestial rainbow — ESO Picture of the Week
http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1521a/
Credit: Y. Beletsky/ESO
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Leprechauns in South America. :)
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Unusual high clouds surround the Cerro Paranal and the Very Large Telescope atop of it.
http://www.eso.org/public/images/d8b5218a-cc/
Image credit: G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)
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Many times happens, due to the arrival of the winter season.
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ALMA Observatory reveals the cradles of dense cores, where the massive stars are born. http://ow.ly/NeMtX
A Taiwanese research team used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe a large molecular gas clump [1] named G33.92+0.11, where a cluster with massive stars is forming. The excellent imaging power of ALMA allowed to reveal with unprecedented detail, the fine structure ...
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#ThrowbackThursday ESO 1.52-metre telescope foundation, back in 1966
View larger image at: http://www.eso.org/public/images/ehpa-2-113-cc/
Credit: ESO Astronomy/R. Holder
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Would you like to visit ALMA Observatory? Escape from your daily routine and take a tour of ALMA on Google Street View. http://kids.alma.cl/?p=679&lang=en
ALMA · What is ALMA? Is ALMA a telescope? Why are there 66 antennas? What are millimeter waves? Who build ALMA? Where is ALMA? Where is Chajnantor? Why is ALMA so high? Do astronomers live at ALMA? Is there a lot to see? How does ALMA work? How does ALMA see 'invisible light'?
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Unregistered visitors at ALMA Observatory. A group of vicuñas, wild camelids, native to South America, paid a visit to the Chajnantor plateau.
http://www.eso.org/public/images/alma_visitors-3-cc/
Image credit: C. Durán/ ESO Astronomy
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Survivors of the Atacama Desert.
http://www.eso.org/public/images/img_6634-cc/
Image credit: ESO Astronomy / J. Girard
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Totally awesome!!!
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An increase in accuracy made possible by the new Laser Frequency Comb should in future allow HARPS to be able to detect Earth-mass planets in Earth-like orbits around other stars for the first time.
http://www.eso.org/public/announcements/ann15037/
Credit: ESO
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Students from San Nicolas High School in Calama were fascinated by the wonders of the Universe during their visit to ALMA Observatory. http://ow.ly/i/aVdk6 http://ow.ly/i/aVdkr
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#ALMA4kids Gravity bends light of a distant galaxy into a ring. (Including a nice animation!) http://ow.ly/NbYJ7
Have you ever looked at yourself in a distorting mirror? It's fun! Depending on the shape of the mirror, you will appear to be very thin, or extremely short and fat. You can also watch the reflection of your face in a spoon. It looks weird! Every curved mirror creates a distorted view.
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Those kids are the next generation of true explorers. Keep going! And kids are open :)
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Survey telescopes look for rare astronomical objects such as: potentially-dangerous near-Earth asteroids, hidden clusters, exploding stars and remote quasars. Find out more in #ESOcast 74 http://ow.ly/NbTfQ
ESO: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast74a/
Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/esocast-hd/id295471183 #astronomy #podcast
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Gratitude ceremony for the Pachamama (Mother Earth) during construction of future ALMA Observatory residence. http://ow.ly/N8Fce
Image credit: stephensfoto.com
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