Peeking at a Distant Moon-Forming Disc (ESOcast Light 240)

Peeking at a Distant Moon-Forming Disc (ESOcast Light 240) Using ALMA, a team of astronomers have unambiguously detected a moon-forming disc around a distant planet for the first time. The planet is a Jupiter-like gas giant, hosted in a system still in the process of being formed. The result promises to shed new light on […]

Cosmic fireworks reveal newborn stars (ESOcast Light 239)

Cosmic fireworks reveal newborn stars (ESOcast Light 239) A team of astronomers have released colourful new observations of nearby galaxies obtained with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) as part of the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) project. By combining these new observations with data from the Atacama […]