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  1. A fly-through of the Alpha Centauri system

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    This video shows a fly-through of the bright double star Alpha Centauri A and B. In the final sequence we close in on Alpha Centauri B and a newly discovered planet swims into view. This Earth-mass…

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    • Zooming in on the globular star cluster Messier 55

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      This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the spectacular Milky Way. We then close in on a fuzzy spot that proves to be a very rich star cluster, the globular Messier 55. In the final sequence…

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      • Flying through the HD 100546 system

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        This video fly-through show the dusty environment around the star HD 100546. A gas giant planet appears to be forming in the ring of dust around the young star. This system is also thought to probably…

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        • A journey to Alpha Centauri

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          This video shows an imaginary journey from Earth to the Alpha Centauri system. As we leave the Solar System we see the familiar constellation figures including the Southern Cross (Crux) and the bright…

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          • Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way Short Fulldome Planetarium Show

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            What lies at the heart of our galaxy? For twenty years, ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the Keck telescopes have observed the centre of the Galaxy, looking at the motion of more than a hundred…

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            • ESO Timelapse Compilation

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              A compilation of timelapses taken from each of ESO's three unique observing sites during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition. Watch this video in 4K here: http://youtu.be/mfBxBSHPaME More information…

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              • Outflow from active galaxy NGC 3783 (artist’s impression)

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                This video shows an artist’s impression of the dusty wind emanating from the black hole at the centre of galaxy NGC 3783. Astronomers knew that dust surrounded such supermassive black holes…

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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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                  • ESOcast 46: Catching Light -- Special 50th anniversary episode #6

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                    ESOcast 46 is the sixth special episode of this series. It describes how state-of-the-art cameras and spectrographs help ESO’s powerful telescopes collect and analyse the faint light from the…

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                    • Zooming in on the globular star cluster NGC 6362

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                      This video starts with a broad view of the Milky Way. We close in gradually on a fuzzy blob in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar). This is one of more than 150 globular star clusters that…

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                      • Artist’s impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe

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                        This video shows an artist’s impression of the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early Universe. The galaxies are vigorously forming new stars and interacting with each other. Such a scene…

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                        • ESOcast 19: Photographers of the Night

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                          The Sun sets behind Cerro Paranal in the Chilean Atacama desert. While astronomers get ready to observe with ESO's Very Large Telescope, Nature prepares for her own grand display. As night falls…

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