1. 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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    • ESOcast 46: Catching Light -- Special 50th anniversary episode #6

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      ESOcast 46 is the sixth special episode of this series. It describes how state-of-the-art cameras and spectrographs help ESO’s powerful telescopes collect and analyse the faint light from the distant…

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      • ESOcast 62: Three planets found in star cluster

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        In this ESOcast we look at how astronomers have used ESO's HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the cluster Messier…

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        • ESOcast 66: A Groundbreaking Event for the E-ELT

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          On 19 June 2014, a major milestone on the road to the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope was reached. Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted away as a step…

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          • ESOcast 36: ALMA Opens Its Eyes

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            The most complex ground-based astronomy observatory in the world, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), has officially opened for astronomers. The first released image, from a telescope…

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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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              • Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)

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                An artist’s conception of the environment around GRB 020819B based on ALMA observations. The GRB occurred in an arm of a galaxy in the constellation of Pisces (The Fishes). GRBs are huge explosions…

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                • ESOcast 20: Richest planetary system discovered

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                  Astronomers using ESO instruments have discovered a remarkable extrasolar planetary system that has some striking similarities to our own Solar System. At least five planets are orbiting the Sun-like…

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                  • Zooming in into the Toby Jug Nebula

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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 Carina (The Keel) and then the curious shape of the Toby Jug Nebula as captured…

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                    • Simulation of gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

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                      This simulation shows a gas cloud, discovered in 2011, as it passes close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope in 2013 show that…

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