1. Evolution of globular clusters

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    This video shows the movement of blue straggler stars in globular clusters over time. Blue straggler stars are blue, bright stars, with a higher mass than the average for a cluster, and they are expected…

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    • The ALMA Compilation April 2010

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      The ALMA Compilation April 2010. Download this video in different formats (including HD) from http://www.eso.org/public/videos/almacompapril2010/

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      • 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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        • 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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          • Sifting through Dust near Orion’s Belt (pan)

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            This image of the region surrounding the reflection nebula Messier 78, just to the north of Orion’s belt, shows clouds of cosmic dust threaded through the nebula like a string of pearls. The submillimetre-wavelength…

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            • A close-up look at the Prawn Nebula from ESO’s VST

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              This pan video takes a closer look at some of the strange and spectacular features in the glowing jumble of gas clouds making up a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula. Taken using the…

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              • Flying through the young star cluster Westerlund 1 (artist's impression)

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                In this video we fly through the young star cluster Westerlund 1 and close in on the strange magnetar that lies within it. This remarkable cluster contains hundreds of very massive stars, some shining…

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                • Hubblecast 55: Crash of the Titans

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                  In this episode of the Hubblecast, scientists Jay Anderson and Roeland van der Marel show how they have used Hubble observations to predict the future of the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way. Projecting…

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                  • Starry Reflections

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                    The stars are seen reflected in the now decommissioned Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST) in this UHD time-lapse taken during the ESO Ultra High Definition Expedition. More information and…

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                    • Sugar molecules in the gas surrounding a young Sun-like star (zoom)

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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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