1. 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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    • Cross-fading between infrared VISTA and submillimetre ArTeMiS views of NGC 6334

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      This video compares the near-infrared and submillimetre views of the star formation region NGC 6334, also known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1341b/ Credit: ArTeMiS…

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      • Zooming in on ArTeMiS’s view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula NGC 6334

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        In this zoom sequence we start with a spectacular wide-field view of the Milky Way Galaxy, centred on the constellations of Scorpius and Sagittarius. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1341a/ Credit: ArTeMiS…

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        • The final ALMA antenna is handed over to the observatory

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          On 30 September 2013 the final ALMA antenna was handed over to the ALMA Observatory. This picture shows the antenna being moved on the giant transporter called Otto. The 12-metre-diameter dish was…

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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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            • Zooming in on the Prawn Nebula

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              This video sequence starts with a view of the rich central parts of the Milky Way and then closes in on a spectacular region of star formation known as the Prawn Nebula (IC 4628) in the constellation…

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              • ESOcast 60: A Polarised View of Exoplanets

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                Astronomers know that planets around other stars beyond the Solar System are common. But these planets are very hard to see and even harder to study. Fortunately, there is a clever trick that helps…

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                • Zooming in on the oldest solar twin HIP 102152

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                  This video zooms in on the solar twin HIP 102152 in the constellation of Capricornus (The Sea Goat). Located 250 light-years from Earth, HIP 102152 is more like the Sun than any other solar twin…

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                  • The life cycle of a Sun-like star

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                    This 3D animation shows the life of a Sun-like star, from its birth on the left side of the frame to its evolution into a red giant star on the right. On the left the star is seen as a protostar,…

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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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