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  1. ESOcast 32: Most Distant Quasar Found

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    This ESOcast is about the discovery of the most distant quasar found to date. This brilliant beacon is powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun. It is by far the brightest…

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    • Zooming in on Gum 15

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      This zoom sequence shows the location of the star formation region Gum 15 in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). This little known object is located in a spectacular part of the Milky…

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      • Zooming in on the strange galaxy Centaurus A

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        This video zoom sequence starts with a broad view of the Milky Way. We close in on a region not far from the plane of a the galaxy and can soon see a strange fuzz with a dark band across it. This…

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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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          • The movie ALMA — In Search of our Cosmic Origins

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            This 16-minute video presents the history of ALMA from the origins of the project several decades ago to the recent first science results. Illustrated by dramatic helicopter footage, the movie takes…

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            • Panning over a deep view at the strange galaxy Centaurus A

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              This pan video takes a close look at the peculiar galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) in an image taken with by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory…

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              • VLT VISTA Compilation 2009

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                Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). Download this video in different formats from http://www.eso.org/public/videos/vlt2009compvista/

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                • Dust trap animation

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                  This artist’s rendering shows the behaviour of different sized particles in the disc of dust that surrounds Oph-IRS 48 system. The bigger particles, millimetres in diameter, tend to clump together…

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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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                    • ESOcast 41 Special: Going South

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                      Leading up to ESO's 50th anniversary in October 2012, we are releasing eight special ESOcasts, each a chapter from the movie Europe to the Stars -- ESO's First 50 Years of Exploring the…

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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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                        • ESOcast 20: Richest planetary system discovered

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                          Astronomers using ESO instruments have discovered a remarkable extrasolar planetary system that has some striking similarities to our own Solar System. At least five planets are orbiting the Sun-like…

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