1. 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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    • 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 an…

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      • ESOcast 56: Gentle Giants in the Desert

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        For our newest ESOcast, we pose this puzzle: how do you move a 100-tonne giant ALMA antenna 30 kilometres up onto the oxygen-starved Chajnantor Plateau, 5000 metres above sea level and finish the…

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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 white…

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          • Comparing APEX and ALMA views of star-forming galaxies in the early Universe

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            A team of astronomers has used ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) to pinpoint the locations of over 100 of the most fertile star-forming galaxies in the early Universe. The…

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            • Zooming in on star-forming galaxies in the early Universe seen with ALMA

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              This video sequence starts with a broad view of the sky, including the famous constellation of Orion (The Hunter). We gradually close in on an unremarkable patch of sky called the Chandra Deep Field…

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              • Zooming in on the planetary nebula IC 1295

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                This video sequence starts with a broad panorama of the Milky Way and closes in on the small constellation of Scutum (The Shield), home to many star clusters. The final detailed view shows the strange…

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                • A close look at the young stars in the open star cluster NGC 2547

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                  This pan sequence takes a close look at a new image of the bright open star cluster NGC 2547 from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. Between…

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                  • Zooming into the open star cluster NGC 2547

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                    This video sequence starts with a view of the spectacular Milky Way. As we zoom in, we can see the constellation of Vela (The Sail) and then the bright stars of the cluster NGC 2547 as captured in…

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                    • Video News Release 41: Chief Scientific Adviser visits ESO Paranal Observatory (B-roll)

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                      Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission, Anne Glover, visits ESO's Paranal Observatory (B-roll) On 16 March 2013, the Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission, Prof. Anne…

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