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  1. Animation of the planets in orbit around TRAPPIST-1


    from ESO Observatory Added 28 2 0

    This animation outlines the orbits of the seven planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf TRAPPIST-1. The system is viewed from above. Just below the star, the constellation of Orion is visible, though…

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    • Travelling from Earth to TRAPPIST-1


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      An animated journey from Earth to the TRAPPIST-1 system, passing the Moon on the way. The stars in the animation are accurately positioned, and the constellation of Aquarius (The Water Carrier), in…

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      • A trip to TRAPPIST-1 and its seven planets


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        This video takes the viewer on a quick trip from Earth, past the Moon and far beyond. We finally arrive at the faint red ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, which has a remarkable seven planets orbiting…

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        • Fly-through of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system


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          This artist’s impression shows the TRAPPIST-1 system from the most distant planet (TRAPPIST-1h). In the video, the transits of two inner planets can be seen, with the large disc of TRAPPIST-1g…

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          • Animation of the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1


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            This animation shows all seven planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf TRAPPIST-1. The constellation of Orion (The Hunter) is visible below the star although it looks slightly different to how it…

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            • ESOcast 97 Light: 7 Earth-sized Worlds Found in Nearby Star System (4K UHD)


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              This ESOcast Light presents five amazing facts about the 7 Earth-sized planets found in the nearby TRAPPIST-1 system, from their rocky composition to their potential to harbour water. The video is…

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              • ESOcast 96: Ultracool Dwarf and the Seven Planets


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                Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. Using ground and space telescopes, including ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the planets were all detected…

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                • Light's five-mirror journey through the E-ELT


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                  This animation beautifully visualises the passage that light takes through the E-ELT telescope's novel five-mirror design. Light first reflects from the innovatively designed main mirror (M1),…

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                  • ESOcast 95 Light: How Big is a Star? (4K UHD)


                    from ESO Observatory Added 20 3 0

                    It’s hard to comprehend the sheer size of objects in space , but let’s give it a try! The video is available in 4K UHD. More information and download options: https://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast95a/ Receive…

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                    • ESOcast 94 Light: Celestial Cat Meets Cosmic Lobster (4K UHD)


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                      A new image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope gives a very detailed view of the star formation regions NGC 6334 and NGC 6357, often called the Cat’s Paw Nebula and the Lobster Nebula, respectively,…

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                      • ESOcast 93 Light: Kick-off for Mirrors and Sensors for Biggest Eye on the Sky (4K UHD)


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                        ESOcast 93 Light takes a quick look at four important contracts that were placed for big parts of ESO's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) at a ceremony on 18 January 2017 in Garching. The giant…

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                        • Sunspot seen in visible and millimetre wavelength light


                          from ESO Observatory Added 10 4 0

                          This video shows a major sunspot on the surface of the Sun. The initial view is in visible light, from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and the final view is from ALMA, at millimetre wavelengths. More…

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