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Awesome Exoplanet Imager Begins Hunt for Alien Worlds

A new instrument attached to one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has been switched on and acquired its 'first light' images of alien star systems. Continue reading →

June 4, 2014
12:35 PM EDT
This infrared image of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, was one of the first produced by the SPHERE instrument soon after it was installed on ESO's Very Large Telescope in May 2014. | ESO
The star HR 7581 (Iota Sgr) was observed in SPHERE survey mode (parallel observation in the near infrared with the dual imaging camera | ESO