The European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced that ALMA discovered prebiotic molecule or a building block of life near an infant-like star. The molecule methyl isocyanate was discovered in a young star in the IRAS 16293-2422 region.
The European Southern Observatory marked the beginning of construction for the world's first and giant super telescope called the Extremely Large Telescope in Chile. Its innovative spectrograph called HARMONI makes it even more capable of capturing extremely sharp images.
The record-breaking image is so clear you can zoom in to see the heavenly bodies many worlds away.
ESO said there's a newly discovered exoplanet in a habitable zone considered to be the best candidate in the search for life. Scientists believe that it is even more promising compared to TRAPPIST-1.
Harsh weather conditions due to the Proxima B's dwarf star could prevent the exoplanet from maintaining a viable atmosphere. Strong winds and radiation are some factors that could deplete its atmosphere.
A peek into the ALMA telescope gives us a glimpse of the early Universe billions of years ago.
Newly discovered properties of the star Proxima Centauri supports the theory that life could thrive in its orbiting exoplanet.
Scientists have discovered that the mysteriously flickering galaxy is not being fed enough material to make it shine brightly.
Scientists have discovered a super-Earth that is five times the Earth’s mass. The discovery is only the latest in a long line of exoplanets being discovered around the M-class or red dwarf stars.
Stephen Hawking's Breakthrough Listen added a new telescope located in Australia to search for alien life. And interestingly, the telescope also pointed out Proxima B, the exoplanet dubbed as 'potentially' habitable by the European Space Observatory (ESO).
New observations from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) showed massive pillar-like structures within Carina Nebula that destroy clouds of gas and dust responsible for giving birth to new stars.
Experts say that although water is a key ingredient to life, too much of it may also hinder the complex evolution of life forms in exoplanets.
A rare line-up of stars called gravitational lensing that will occur in 2028 may be the best opportunity to search for alien life.
The most detailed image of the binary star system Eta Carinae provided astronomers with a ton of new information about the region and its two massive stars.