This ESOcast is about the discovery of the most distant quasar found to date. This brilliant beacon is powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun. It is by far the brightest object yet discovered in the early Universe.
ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO – Astronomy made on planet Earth. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.
Astronomers accurately measure the diameter of the dwarf planet Eris
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have discovered a gas cloud with several times the mass of the Earth accelerating towards the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.
GigaGalaxy Zoom reveals three amazing, ultra-high-resolution images of the night sky that online stargazers can zoom in on and explore in an incredible level of detail.
A complex nebula is created by two companion stars that orbit each other
This video podcast explains how these faraway planets were detected and exactly what we know about them.
The Orion Nebula reveals many of its hidden secrets in a dramatic image taken by ESOs new VISTA survey telescope.
Measuring the most remote galaxy ever discovered
A European astronomy team detects a new planet entering the Milky Way