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  1. ESOcast 32: Most Distant Quasar Found


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    This ESOcast is about the discovery of the most distant quasar found to date. This brilliant beacon is powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun. It is by far the brightest…

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    • ESOcast 72 – Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D


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      The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for a total…

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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…

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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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          • ESOcast 41 Special: Going South


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            Leading up to ESO's 50th anniversary in October 2012, we are releasing eight special ESOcasts, each a chapter from the movie Europe to the Stars -- ESO's First 50 Years of Exploring the…

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            • ESOcast 2: Unprecedented 16-year long study tracks stars orbiting Milky Way black hole


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              In this second episode of the ESOcast Dr. J takes us to the centre of the Milky Way to talk about a supermassive black hole there located. We will hear from two scientists involved in an unprecedented…

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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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                • ESOcast 53: Chile Chill 3


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                  This is the third installment of Chile Chill, a type of ESOcast designed to offer a calm experience of the Chilean night sky and ESO's observing sites, undisturbed by facts or narration. In this…

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                  • ESOcast 78: Airglow


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                    ESO’s La Silla Observatory on a moonless night, deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile. It should be very dark -- but strange green and red colours can be seen to shimmer in the sky. What are these…

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                    • ESOcast 19: Photographers of the Night


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                      The Sun sets behind Cerro Paranal in the Chilean Atacama desert. While astronomers get ready to observe with ESO's Very Large Telescope, Nature prepares for her own grand display. As night falls…

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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…

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                        • ESOcast 35: Fifty New Exoplanets


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                          Astronomers using ESO’s leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced more than fifty newly discovered planets around other stars. Among these are many rocky planets not much heavier than…

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