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  1. VLT VISTA Compilation 2009

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    Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). Download this video in different formats from http://www.eso.org/public/videos/vlt2009compvista/

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    • 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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      • Wispy Clouds

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        An international team of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore reporting today that our galaxy contains a minimum of one planet for every star on average. This means that there is likely…

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        • The movie ALMA — In Search of our Cosmic Origins

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          This 16-minute video presents the history of ALMA from the origins of the project several decades ago to the recent first science results. Illustrated by dramatic helicopter footage, the movie takes…

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          • Artist’s impression of eclipsing binary

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            This video shows an artist’s impression of an eclipsing binary star system. As the two stars orbit each other they pass in front of one another and their combined brightness, seen from a distance,…

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            • Artist’s impression of glycolaldehyde molecules

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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.…

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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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                • Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way Short Fulldome Planetarium Show

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                  What lies at the heart of our galaxy? For twenty years, ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the Keck telescopes have observed the centre of the Galaxy, looking at the motion of more than a hundred…

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                  • Zooming in on an eclipsing binary in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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                    This zoom sequence starts with a very broad view of the southern skies and closes in on one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way — Large Magellanic Cloud. Within this galaxy several very…

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                    • ESOcast 64: First Ring System Around Asteroid

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                      This ESOcast shows how observations at many sites in South America, including ESO’s La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by…

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                      • Zooming in on Gum 15

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                        This zoom sequence shows the location of the star formation region Gum 15 in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). This little known object is located in a spectacular part of the Milky…

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                        • Dust trap animation

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                          This artist’s rendering shows the behaviour of different sized particles in the disc of dust that surrounds Oph-IRS 48 system. The bigger particles, millimetres in diameter, tend to clump together…

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