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  1. Zooming in on the stellar nursery IC 2944 and Thackeray's Globules

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    This zoom runs from a very wide view of the Milky Way all the way into a very close-up view of the spectacular stellar nursery IC 2944. It is being released to celebrate a milestone: 15 years of ESO’s…

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    • Zooming in on the globular star cluster NGC 6752

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      The zoom video starts with a wide view of the central parts of the Milky Way and slowly closes in on the globular star cluster NGC 6752 in the southern constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). The final…

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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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        • Setting the Dark on Fire (zoom)

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          A new image from the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion. While these dense interstellar clouds seem dark…

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          • Artist’s impression of the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171

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            This artist’s animation shows the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This is a very rare type of star and only a dozen are known in our galaxy. Its size is over 1300 times that of the Sun —…

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            • Positions of the telescopes used in the 1.3 mm VLBI observations of the quasar 3C 279

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              Astronomers connected the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), in Chile, to the Submillimeter Array (SMA) in Hawaii, USA, and the Submillimeter Telescope (SMT) in Arizona, USA for the first time,…

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              • Artist's impression of the evolution of a hot high-mass binary star (annotated version)

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                This artist's impression shows how hot, brilliant and high-mass stars evolve. New work using ESO telescopes has shown that most such stars are in pairs. These stars are up to one million times…

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                • ESOcast 28: ESO Hidden Treasures Competition

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                  The observations from ESO's powerful ground-based telescopes are veritable treasures, stored in a huge archive usually only visited by professional astronomers on a mission. And yet, an amateur…

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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 planetary nebula Fleming 1

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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 small bubble of glowing gas in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur).…

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                      • A close-up look at the stellar nursery IC 2944 and Thackeray's Globules

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                        This video gives us a close-up look at the spectacular stellar nursery IC 2944. It is being released to celebrate a milestone: 15 years of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. This image also shows a…

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                        • Very Large Telescope Video Compilation

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                          The ESO Ultra HD Expedition team visit ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, home to the Very Large Telescope array (VLT) — ESO's flagship facility for European ground-based…

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