1. Artist’s impression of ALMA observations of a gravitationally-lensed supermassive black hole

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    This artist’s representation shows the gravitationally-lensed black hole PKS1830-211 and the sudden flaring seen with ALMA when material enters the base of the jet, close to the black hole itself.…

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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 closely…

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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 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 bright exozodiacal light

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            This artist’s view from an imagined planet around a nearby star shows the brilliant glow of exozodiacal light extending up into the sky and swamping the Milky Way. This light is starlight reflected…

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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 exocomets around Beta Pictoris

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                This video sequence is based on an artist’s impression of exocomets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris. Astronomers analysing observations of nearly 500 individual comets made with the HARPS instrument…

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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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