Some of the latest news from the EIROs
ESO, 26 August 2014 Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age.
ESRF, 14 August 2014 Secrets of Stardust Studied at the ESRF Interstellar Dust Particles captured during NASA's Stardust Mission were studied using the ESRF's ultra-bright X-rays. The ESRF was one of the international research laboratories selected by NASA to study these nanoscopic materials. Findings show that the particles studied diverge from the model of interstellar dust built up by observational and theoretical work.
ESO, 6 August 2014 Triangulum Galaxy Snapped by VST The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a beautifully detailed image of the galaxy Messier 33. The new picture is amongst the most detailed wide-field views of this object ever taken and shows the many glowing red gas clouds in the spiral arms with particular clarity.
ESO, 30 July 2014 ALMA Finds Double Star with Weird and Wild Planet-forming Discs Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around the two young stars in the binary system HK Tauri. These new ALMA observations provide the clearest picture ever of protoplanetary discs in a double star.
ILL, 29 July 2014 Scientists separate a particle from its properties First experimental observation of a 'Quantum Cheshire Cat‘ could help to perform high precision measurements of quantum systems. The idea of a Quantum Cheshire Cat was proposed theoretically last year. It is based on the well known character from Alice in Wonderland who can vanish leaving his smile behind.