This animation shows the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch (SPHERE) instrument. An instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope with the primary objective of discovering and studying extrasolar giant planets orbiting nearby stars.

More information and download options:
eso.org/public/videos/adaptiveopticsandmask/

Credit:
ESO/L. Calçada/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)

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