1. 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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    • 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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      • ESOcast 22: The most distant galaxy ever measured

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        A European team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far. By carefully analysing the very faint glow of the galaxy they have…

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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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          • Panning across a VLT view of the Toby Jug Nebula

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            Located about 1200 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Carina (The Ship’s Keel), the Toby Jug Nebula, more formally known as IC 2220, is an example of a reflection nebula. It is…

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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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              • Time-lapse video sequence showing the construction of the ESO Headquarters extension

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                This time lapse shows the construction of the ESO Headquarters extension building over a period of nearly two years. ESO’s new office and conference building in Garching, together with the adjoining…

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                • Zooming in on the spiral galaxy NGC 1187

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                  This zoom video sequence starts with a wide view of the large but faint constellation of Eridanus (The River), not far from the more familiar form of Orion (The Hunter). As we zoom in we see a small…

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                  • Panning across a new VLT image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1187

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                    This pan video takes a close look at a new image taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope showing the galaxy NGC 1187. This impressive spiral lies about 60 million light-years away in the constellation…

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                    • Artist's impression of the Gliese 667C system

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                      This video sequence shows an artist’s impression of the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking towards the planet’s parent star (Gliese 667C). In the background to the right the more distant…

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