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  1. Zooming in on a new VISTA image of the Orion A molecular cloud

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    This zoom sequence takes the viewer from a wide view of the Milky Way deep into a fascinating part of the famous constellation of Orion. By observing in near-infrared light the new picture from VISTA,…

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    • Visible/infrared comparison of views of the Orion A molecular cloud

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      This close-up video sequence gives a detailed look at a new image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. The image is compared with a visible…

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      • Supermassive black hole rips star apart (simulation)

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        This simulation shows a star getting torn apart by the gravitational tides of a supermassive black hole. The star gets “spaghettified” and after several orbits creates an accretion disc.…

      • Spinning supermassive black hole rips star apart (artist’s impression)

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        This animation shows how the ASASSN-15lh most likely happened. A Sun-like star gets into the area of influence of a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole in the centre of a distant galaxy. While…

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        • Zooming in on the very faint neutron star RX J1856.5-3754

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          This video sequence takes us from a broad view of the spectacular central regions of the Milky Way deep into the small constellation of Corona Australis. Here, as well as seeing clouds of glowing…

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          • The polarisation of light emitted by a neutron star

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            This artist’s view shows how the light coming from the surface of a strongly magnetic neutron star (left) becomes linearly polarised as it travels through the vacuum of space close to the star…

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            • 3D animation of quasar halo

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              The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope is able to collect three-dimensional data. Using this data cube, astronomers were able to create a 3D representation of the gas halos surrounding…

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              • Bright halos around distant quasars

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                This mosaic shows 18 of the 19 quasars observed by an international team of astronomers, led by the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Each observed quasar is surrounded by a bright gaseous halo. It is the…

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                • Animation of Eta Carinae and its surrounding

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                  This animation zooms from outside the Homunculus Nebula, which Eta Carinae ejected in a famous outburst in the 19th century, to the system's two massive orbiting stars. More information and…

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                  • Zoom on Eta Carinae

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                    This animation zooms in on the massive star system Eta Carinae, located in the Carina Nebula. During the zoom the Homunculus Nebula and finally the violent surrounding of Eta Carinae becomes visible. More…

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                    • Pan across the galactic centre

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                      This video zooms across a part of the sky close to the centre of our Milky Way, which was observed with the VISTA infrared survey telescope. Within this part of the sky astronomers discovered a dozen…

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                      • Zoom on the galactic centre

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                        from ESO Observatory Added 26 3 0

                        This video sequence starts from a wide field view of the Milky Way and closes near the galactic centre. Here astronomers using the VISTA infrared survey telescope discovered several ancient stars,…

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