Tag Archives: European Southern Observatory

ESOcast 82: Zodiacal Light

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is famed for its dark night skies, which can be enjoyed in their full glory thanks to the absence of light pollution. But even the darkest sky is not completely dark. Astronomers at ESO’s observatories often encounter a natural light phenomenon above ESO’s telescopes known as the zodiacal light.… Read More »

ESOcast 194: Cutting Edge of Contemporary Astronomy

Our Universe is full of mysteries. Astronomers have always tried to decipher the night sky and gain a better understanding of the Cosmos, but what are the hottest topics right now in astronomy? Every night, telescopes like ESO’s are used to investigate a host of astronomical mysteries. We asked astronomers to identify some of the… Read More »