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Are these the stars that shaped the universe?

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.

By June 17, 2015

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'Bent light' offers glimpse of huge galaxy 11.7 billion light years away

Astronomers have used a trick of general relativity to look around a corner, of sorts, and view a massive, distant galaxy with remarkable clarity.

By June 9, 2015

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How do you weigh the Milky Way anyway?

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.

By June 4, 2015

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Color-soaked Medusa Nebula glows gorgeously in new image

The Very Large Telescope in Chile provides what may be our best look ever at a stunningly beautiful nebula that defies its namesake.

By May 20, 2015

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Here's what the Pillars of Creation look like in three dimensions

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."

By April 30, 2015

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One Einstein ring to rule them all

Gravitational lensing has produced a spectacular ring from a starburst galaxy nearly 12 billion light-years from Earth.

By April 7, 2015

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Solar system 'centaur' might have rings like Saturn

MIT researchers think that Chiron might be the sixth body in our solar system to have rings. Take that, Saturn!

By March 17, 2015

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New planet-hunting tool chases after star system's little brown dwarf

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.

By February 18, 2015

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Elusive red sprites captured in sky near Chile's Very Large Telescope

You might not have realized that sprites are real, but this new photo taken at the Paranal Observatory in Chile proves otherwise -- sort of.

By February 4, 2015

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See a satellite view of the Mars Curiosity rover

Satellite shots provide a unique and insightful look at our world, and other worlds, like the Red Planet, too.

By February 4, 2015