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  1. Flying through the young star cluster Westerlund 1 (artist's impression)

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    In this video we fly through the young star cluster Westerlund 1 and close in on the strange magnetar that lies within it. This remarkable cluster contains hundreds of very massive stars, some shining…

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    • Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)

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      An artist’s conception of the environment around GRB 020819B based on ALMA observations. The GRB occurred in an arm of a galaxy in the constellation of Pisces (The Fishes). GRBs are huge explosions…

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      • Gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

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        These observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope, using the SINFONI instrument, show the behaviour of a small gas cloud as it passes close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the…

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        • Gas cloud falling in towards the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

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          These observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope show a small gas cloud as it falls towards the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. The cloud appears in red and many of the…

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          • Gravitational lensing of distant star-forming galaxies (schematic)

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            This schematic image represents how light from a distant galaxy is distorted by the gravitational effects of a nearer foreground galaxy, which acts like a lens and makes the distant source appear…

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            • Hidden Universe in 30 seconds

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              A 30-second clip from the IMAX® 3D movie Hidden Universe, produced by the Australian production company December Media in association with Film Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology, MacGillivray…

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              • Infrared/visible-light crossfade view of the star cluster NGC 6520 and the dark cloud Barnard 86

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                This sequence compares views of the region around the dark cloud Barnard 86 in infrared and visible light. The infrared view comes from the VISTA survey telescope (eso1242) and the visible light view…

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                • Infrared/visible light comparison of VISTA’s gigapixel view of the centre of the Milky Way

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                  This pan video gives a closer look at a huge new image of the central parts of the Milky Way made by combining thousands of images from ESO’s VISTA telescope on Paranal in Chile and compares…

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                  • La Silla Cloudscape

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                    A rare cloudscape scene over La Silla Observatory. Taken during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_bt_lasilla_layers/ Credit:…

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                    • La Silla Fish-eye View

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                      A UHD fish-eye (fulldome) time-lapse showing night sky above La Silla Observatory. The ESO 3.6-metre telescope can be seen below. Captured during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition. More information and…

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                      • La Silla Moonscape

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                        The Moon comes into view over La Silla Observatory in this ultra HD time-lapse taken during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition. A rare cloudscape over the site makes for a dramatic scene in this video. More…

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                        • La Silla Observatory Video Compilation

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                          The ESO Ultra HD Expedition team visit La Silla, ESO's first observatory — home to the ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope. Captured in this day-time video…

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