1. Zooming in on the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47

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    This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the southern Milky Way and then closes in on a rich region of dark clouds and young stars in the constellation of Vela (The Sails). One of these dark…

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    • Panning across the region of the star cluster NGC 6604

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      This pan video shows the region around the star cluster NGC 6604. This image was taken by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC…

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      • ESOcast 40: When Speed Matters - Discovery of the Accelerating Universe Wins 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics

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        In the past two decades, astronomers have made a truly revolutionary discovery: that the cosmos is not only expanding, but is doing so at an ever-faster rate. The discovery of the accelerated expansion…

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        • ESOcast 42 Special: Looking Up -- Special 50th anniversary episode #2

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          "Looking Up" is the second special episode of this series and ESOcast 42 overall. In it we look at how, over the past fifty years, ESO has helped to unravel some of the mysteries of the Universe in…

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          • Zooming in on the planetary nebula Fleming 1

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            This video starts with a wide field view of the spectacular southern part of the Milky Way. We close in gradually on a small bubble of glowing gas in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur).…

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            • ESOcast 37: Full-size Mock-up of World's Largest Telescope Mirror Built at ESO's Open House Day

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              On Saturday 15 October 2011 ESO opened the doors of its headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany, to the public. Throughout the day, thousands of visitors had the chance to help build a full-size…

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              • Zooming in on the star cluster NGC 3766

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                This zoom video starts with a wide view of the Milky Way and ends with a close-up look at a spectacular group of young stars — the open star cluster NGC 3766 in the constellation of Centaurus (The…

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                • E-ELT Compilation 2012

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                  Credit: ESO More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1225c/

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                  • ESOcast 25: Chasing Gamma Ray Bursts at Top Speed: The VLT’s Rapid Response Mode

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                    This video podcast explains the ESO Very Large Telescope’s Rapid Response Mode, which makes it possible to observe gamma-ray bursts only a few minutes after they are first spotted. As the optical…

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                    • ESOcast 23: A telescope's wire to the world

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                      In this episode of the ESOcast, we travel to the inhospitable but dramatic landscape of the Atacama Desert. Beneath the ground there, a new high-speed data cable is helping connect Paranal, the world’s…

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