VLT looks into the eyes of the virgin


Related images(click to enlarge) The Eyes are about 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) and are some 100 000 light-years apart. The nickname comes from the apparent similarity between the…

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VST looks at the Leo Triplet — and beyond


Related images(click to enlarge) The VST [1] is the newest addition to ESO‘s Paranal Observatory (eso1119 – http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1119/). It is a state-of-the-art 2.6-metre telescope, which is equipped with a giant 268-megapixel camera, OmegaCAM [2]. As…

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