ESO Has Made a Revolutionary Discovery Never Seen Before in the Universe

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According to a publication from the ESO, researchers working at the observatory located in Chile have observed an astronomical event that has never been seen before. The particulars of this finding will be unconfined next week 16 October 2017 at 16:00 CEST, at a press conference at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany.



The particular event will be presented by ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile by the Director General, Xavier Barcons, and will hold several talks by representatives of numerous research groups around Europe.

The last time that astronomers exposed a revolutionary finding of this nature was when NASA researchers witnessed the plumes on Enceladus and Europa as well as the grand announcement that LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) discovered gravitational waves from two black holes in a process of being merged, ushering in a new era in astronomy, letting us to see the "dark" universe as never before.

The ESO image at the top of the page displays the first exoplanet directly imaged and the first discovered orbiting a brown dwarf. It was imaged the first time by the VLT in 2004. The exoplanet (the red spot on the lower left), is orbiting the brown dwarf 2M1207 (centre).

22M1207b is a Jupiter-like planet, 5 times more massive than Jupiter. It orbits the brown dwarf at a distance 55 times larger than the Earth to the Sun, nearly twice as far as Neptune is from the Sun. The system 2M1207 lies at a distance of 230 light-years, in the constellation of Hydra.

Physics-Astronomy via ESO
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