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  1. ESOcast 15: Recoating a Giant VLT Mirror

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    Every night, all year round, the ESO Very Large Telescope, or VLT, opens its four giant eyes to scrutinise the beautiful southern skies. Each eye is a huge mirror, 8.2 metres in diameter, that gathers…

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    • ESOcast 8: Behind every great astronomer stands a great engineer

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      At observatories worldwide most of the glory goes to the astronomers who provide us with new vistas of the heavens, but this is only possible thanks to the many experienced technicians and engineers…

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      • Zooming in on the star formation region NGC 6559

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        This zoom starts with a broad view of the Milky Way. We head in towards the centre, where stars and the pink regions marking star formation nurseries are concentrated. We see the huge gas cloud of…

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        • Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion

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          This video is an artist’s impression of an exotic double object that consists of a tiny, but very heavy neutron star that spins 25 times each second, orbited every two and a half hours by a…

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          • Panning across the star formation region NGC 6559

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            The Danish 1.54-metre telescope located at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured a striking image of NGC 6559, an object that showcases the anarchy that reigns when stars form inside…

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            • Zooming in on the globular star cluster Messier 54

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              This video takes you on a journey past the centre of the Milky Way and far out the other side to the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks very similar to many others, but it has a secret.…

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              • ESOcast 6: Lightest Exoplanet Found

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                Well-known exoplanet researcher Michel Mayor announced on 21 April 2009 the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far. The planet, “e”, in the famous system Gliese 581, is only…

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                • Close-up view of the globular star cluster Messier 54

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                  This video gives a close-up view of an image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile showing the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks very similar…

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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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                    • Night at Moon Valley

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                      A night view time-lapse of the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) near the site of the ALMA project (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. More…

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                      • The ALMA Compilation April 2010

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                        The ALMA Compilation April 2010. Download this video in different formats (including HD) from http://www.eso.org/public/videos/almacompapril2010/

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                        • ESOcast 34: How To Stop a Star's Twinkle

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                          We have all looked up at the sky at night and seen the stars twinkle. It may be pretty and romantic, but it is also a big problem for astronomers, as the shimmering starlight blurs observations. In…

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