4MOST will study thousands of spectra at once in the southern hemisphere and aims to be operational in 2022
The European Extremely Large Telescope will observe the universe in unprecedented detail on top of a mountain in northern Chile
Sharp new observations have revealed striking features in planet-forming regions around young stars
Similar in size and temperature to Venus and Earth, the exoplanets are the best targets so far in our search for life
Astronomers using the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory have discovered a previously unknown component of our galaxy
An unfamiliar region of one of our closest neighbours – the Large Magellanic Cloud – has been imaged for the very first time.