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The Very Large Telescope has spotted signs that may indicate the presence of the oldest stars in the universe -- formed from matter created by the Big Bang.
Astronomers have used a trick of general relativity to look around a corner, of sorts, and view a massive, distant galaxy with remarkable clarity.
A team of astronomers has calculated the weight of the Milky Way to a high degree of precision by observing stars outside the galactic disc.
The Very Large Telescope in Chile provides what may be our best look ever at a stunningly beautiful nebula that defies its namesake.
Data from the Very Large Telescope in Chile suggests that it would be more appropriate to call the Eagle Nebula's famous gas formation the "Pillars of Destruction."
Gravitational lensing has produced a spectacular ring from a starburst galaxy nearly 12 billion light-years from Earth.
MIT researchers think that Chiron might be the sixth body in our solar system to have rings. Take that, Saturn!
The Sphere instrument on the VLT in Chile peers with all its might into the blackness around a binary star system and returns a surprise for astronomers.
You might not have realized that sprites are real, but this new photo taken at the Paranal Observatory in Chile proves otherwise -- sort of.
Satellite shots provide a unique and insightful look at our world, and other worlds, like the Red Planet, too.