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  1. Wispy Clouds

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    An international team of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore reporting today that our galaxy contains a minimum of one planet for every star on average. This means that there is likely…

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    • ESOcast 47: Finding Life — Special 50th anniversary episode #7

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      ESOcast 47 is the seventh special episode of this series. In this special episode we look at one of the greatest quests that astronomers have pursued over the centuries: the search for life in…

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      • ESOcast 45 Special: Reaching Out -- Special 50th anniversary episode #5

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        ESOcast 45 -- Reaching Out -- is the fifth special episode of this series. In it we focus on ESO’s mission of curiosity, wonder and inspiration, proclaimed through cooperation and outreach.…

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        • Zooming in on the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171

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          This zoom sequence takes us from a wide view of the spectacular southern Milky Way into a closeup view of one of its biggest and rarest stars — the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This monster…

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          • The final ALMA antenna is handed over to the observatory

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            On 30 September 2013 the final ALMA antenna was handed over to the ALMA Observatory. This picture shows the antenna being moved on the giant transporter called Otto. The 12-metre-diameter dish was…

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            • Panning across the Pencil Nebula, a strangely-shaped leftover from a vast explosion

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              This video gives a close-up view of the oddly shaped Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736) in a new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. This nebula is a small part of a huge remnant left over…

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              • Zooming in on the Pencil Nebula

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                This video starts with a wide field view of the spectacular southern part of the Milky Way. We close in gradually on a large bubble-shaped region of glowing gas in the constellation of Vela (The Sails).…

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                • Zooming in on the globular star cluster Messier 4

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                  This video starts with a broad view of the spectacular central parts of the Milky Way. We close in on the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). Close to its brightest star, Antares, lies the globular…

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                  • Zooming in on the Seagull Nebula (IC 2177)

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                    This video sequence starts with a broad view of the Milky Way before closing in on the familiar bright star Sirius and the nearby constellation of Orion (The Hunter). We see a faint red object resembling…

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                    • Panning across the globular star cluster Messier 4

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                      This video gives a close-up view of a new image from the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory showing the spectacular globular star cluster…

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                      • Slicing through a 3D ALMA view of the material around the red giant star R Sculptoris

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                        Observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed an unexpected spiral structure in the material around the old star R Sculptoris. This spiral is probably caused…

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                        • Zooming into the red giant star R Sculptoris

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                          This video sequence starts with a view of the rather faint constellations of Sculptor (The Sculptor) and Cetus (The Sea Monster). As we zoom in we see a few faint galaxies but close in on a star that…

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