We normally think of stars as hot - but scientists using ESO's Very large telescope say they've found a pair of cool brown dwarfs, one of which is no hotter than a sauna or a cup of tea.
Astronomers believe they have found a planet in the process of formation, clearing a path in the natal disc surrounding a young star.
Astronomers have for the first time discovered a planet which originated outside our galaxy.
What's being described as one of the most complex space scientific instruments ever built is on its way to the International Space Station to seek out the 'dark universe'.
Astronomers have discovered a planetary system containing at least five and possibly seven planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180. It makes the system the most similar to our own yet discovered.
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time been able to see a stellar explosion in 3D.
Astronomers have discovered the biggest star ever - more than 300 times the mass of the Sun, and twice as large as the generally accepted limit of 150 solar masses.
Astronomers have for the first time observed a massive storm on a planet outside our solar system.
Images of an alien planet passing in front of its sun have demonstrated that gas giants can form very quickly.
The Venus Express spacecraft has completed an 'aerodrag' exercise, using its solar wings to catch and measure faint wisps of atmosphere just 180km above the planet.
ESO astronomers have discovered nine new exoplanets - and found that several are going the wrong way.