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January 25, 2013
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E-ELT: Looking Into Black Holes

E-ELT: Looking Into Black Holes

Deutsche Welle (July 21, 2013) — Known as the E-ELT for short, the European Extremely Large Telescope will be located at the European Southern Observatory, the ESO. At the moment, parts of the spyglass are being assembled in Garching in southern Germany. Jochen Liske of the ESO is involved in the project, which is expected to be ready to operate in the coming decade. Yet astronomers already know the telescope will be used to research black holes. At the moment, an enormous gas cloud is being torn apart by a black hole in the galaxy where the earth is located, the Milky Way. The E-ELT will be used to probe events like this, with the aim of answering key astronomical questions, such as the role of black holes in the development of galaxies.
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Chilean Observatory Reaches for the Stars

Chilean Observatory Reaches for the Stars

Reuters (Oct. 29, 2012) — Stunning new images of the Milky Way, recently released by the European Southern Observatory, have excited astronomers and amateur star gazers around the world. But they are merely the latest of many ground-breaking observations recorded at the facility since it was established fifty years ago.
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Planet Could Help Solve Solar System Creation Puzzle

Planet Could Help Solve Solar System Creation Puzzle

Newsy (Mar. 16, 2013) — The discovery of a new solar system could help solve the question of how the Milky Way Galaxy was formed.
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Satellite Bound for Milky Way Launches in French Guiana

Satellite Bound for Milky Way Launches in French Guiana

Reuters (Dec. 19, 2013) — The European Space Agency launches its GAIA satellite on a mission which it says "will have the key to unlocking the Milky Way galaxy". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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