1. Zooming in on the Oph-IRS 48 system

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    This video zooms in on the Oph-IRS 48 system where a dust trap allowing dust particles to grow and spawn bigger bodies has been observed for the first time. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1325c/ Credit: ALMA…

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    • ESOcast 58: ALMA Discovers Comet Factory

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      The detection of this “dust trap” solves a long-standing mystery: how dust particles around stars sum up to form planets, comets, and other rocky bodies. ESOcast 58 goes deep into the dust trap to…

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      • Computer simulation of dust trap formation

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        This computer simulation shows how a vortex can form when a massive planet is interacting with a disc around a young star. It shows how the gas density evolves when there is a planet, with a mass…

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        • A close look at the globular star cluster NGC 6752

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          This video provides a close look at a new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows the globular star cluster NGC 6752 in the…

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          • Zooming in on the globular star cluster NGC 6752

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            The zoom video starts with a wide view of the central parts of the Milky Way and slowly closes in on the globular star cluster NGC 6752 in the southern constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). The final…

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            • ESOcast 57: ESO´s VLT Celebrates 15 Years of Success

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              May 25 2013 is an important anniversary for the Very Large Telescope – it is exactly fifteen years since the first light on the first of its four Unit Telescopes. Since then the four original giant…

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              • Zooming in on the stellar nursery IC 2944 and Thackeray's Globules

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                This zoom runs from a very wide view of the Milky Way all the way into a very close-up view of the spectacular stellar nursery IC 2944. It is being released to celebrate a milestone: 15 years of ESO’s…

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                • A close-up look at the stellar nursery IC 2944 and Thackeray's Globules

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                  This video gives us a close-up look at the spectacular stellar nursery IC 2944. It is being released to celebrate a milestone: 15 years of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. This image also shows a group…

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                  • A close look at an APEX view of part of the Orion Nebula

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                    This sequence shows a spectacular region of star formation in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter). We start with a detailed image in visible light from the Digitized Sky Survey images and then…

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                    • Zooming in on an APEX view of part of the Orion Nebula

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                      We start this video with a view of most of the Milky Way and then zoom in on the famous constellation of Orion (The Hunter). Many clouds of gas and dust appear in this region where many new stars…

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