1. Artist’s impression of asteroid (25143) Itokawa

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    This artist’s impression, based on detailed spacecraft observations, shows the strange peanut-shaped asteroid Itokawa. By making exquisitely precise timing measurements using ESO’s New…

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    • Artist’s impression of asteroid (25143) Itokawa

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      This artist’s impression, based on detailed spacecraft observations, shows the strange peanut-shaped asteroid Itokawa. By making exquisitely precise timing measurements using ESO’s New…

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      • Artist’s impression of eclipsing binary

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        This video shows an artist’s impression of an eclipsing binary star system. As the two stars orbit each other they pass in front of one another and their combined brightness, seen from a distance,…

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        • Artist’s impression of glycolaldehyde molecules

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          A team of astronomers has found molecules of glycolaldehyde — a simple form of sugar — in the gas surrounding a young binary star, with similar mass to the Sun, called IRAS 16293-2422. This is the…

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          • Artist's impression of gravitational lensing of a distant merger

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            This artist's impression shows how the effect of gravitational lensing by an intervening galaxy magnifies, brightens and distorts the appearance of a remote merging galaxy far behind it. The viewpoint…

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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…

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              • Artist's impression of the disc and gas streams around HD 142527

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                This artist's impression shows the disc of gas and cosmic dust around the young star HD 142527. Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have seen vast streams…

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                • Artist's impression of the evolution of a hot high-mass binary star

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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…

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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…

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                    • Artist’s impression of the expected dark matter distribution around the Milky Way

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                      This artist’s impression shows the Milky Way galaxy. The blue halo of material surrounding the galaxy indicates the expected distribution of the mysterious dark matter, which was first introduced…

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