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  1. ESOcast 61: Chile Chill 5 - Impressions from La Silla

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    In this episode of Chile Chill we take a closer look at the telescopes and instruments of ESO's first observatory at La Silla in northern Chile. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast61a/ Credit: ESO Editing:…

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    • Zooming in on the distant active galaxy PKS 1830-211

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      This video sequence starts with a broad view of the southern Milky Way and zooms in on a region close to the centre of the galaxy. When we get closer we start to see huge numbers of stars and, apparently…

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      • A close look at the star cluster NGC 3572 and its dramatic surroundings

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        The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured the best image so far of the star cluster NGC 3572, a gathering of young stars, and…

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        • A close look at the spiral galaxy NGC 1637

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          This pan sequence takes a close look at a new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1637 from ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. In 1999 scientists discovered a Type II…

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          • Zooming in on HE 0109-3518

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            This image begins with a photograph of the area around the constellation of Sculptor. It then zooms in through a Digitized Sky Survey 2 image to VLT observations of HE 0108-3518, a bright quasar which…

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            • Zooming into VISTA's deep view of the COSMOS field

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              This video offers a zoom on UltraVISTA — the widest deep view of the sky ever taken using infrared light. The sequence starts with view of most of the sky. We zoom towards the faint constellation…

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              • 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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                • Video News Release 42: The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor

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                  The final antenna for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) project is here seen arriving to the high site at the ALMA Observatory, 5000 metres above sea level. Its arrival completes…

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                  • Flying among the closest stars to the Solar System

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                    This video takes you on a fly-through of the space around the nearest stars to the Sun. Some familiar stars are visible, such as Alpha Centauri, Sirius and Barnard's Star, but there is also a…

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                    • Artist's impression of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations

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                      This video sequence is an artist's impression based on the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. An international team used ESO's Very Large Telescope…

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                      • Zooming in on the star cluster NGC 3572

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                        This zoom sequence starts with a broad panorama of the southern sky and closes in on a region of star formation centred on the cluster NGC 3572. The final detailed view was obtained using the Wide…

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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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