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New ESO Telescope: First Shots

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 06:55 AM
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Fascinating stuff, it seems as if the efforts of the ESO have really been picking up recently and this is just their latest endeavor. This robotic telescope's main focus will be exoplanets but it has just delivered its first shot of the Tarantula nebula.



A new robotic telescope dedicated primarily to hunting for extra solar planets has opened its eyes. Although its first light image is of a nebula, the TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile will focus on detecting and characterizing planets located outside of our solar system. The new telescope will also study comets.

www.universetoday.com...
www.eso.org...


High resolution: www.eso.org...

My caption: "POWER"

Amazing stuff... looking forward to more.




posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 07:24 AM
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Absolutely stunning.







[edit on 9-6-2010 by Wide-Eyes]



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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Is that from the satellite as well?

I only found the one in the OP. Thanks.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Yes, it's Omega Centauri. It was on the side of your original link.

Looks sweet doesn't it
They all do, would love to have the keys to that badboy!

[edit on 9-6-2010 by Wide-Eyes]



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:32 PM
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Utterly stunning!

Thanks i've now found my new background.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:36 PM
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haha, that looks sooo cool



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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Check out their top 100 images, stunning!

Top 100



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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WOW!


Thank you.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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that is awesome..

I just wish they didnt ruin the top 100 list with the (artist impression) crapola

Great Find..



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