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  1. 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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              • ESOcast 59: Images taken by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope

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                This ESOcast explores the wealth of stunning astronomical images produced over a period of almost 30 years by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. More information…

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                • Zooming in on the birth of a monster star

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                  This video starts with a view of the Milky Way and closes in on the constellation of Norma and one of the richest parts of the sky. We see many star clusters and glowing nebulae, but many objects…

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                  • Three-dimensional view of ALMA observations of the outflows from NGC 253

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                    This video shows a three-dimensional visualisation of ALMA observations of cold carbon monoxide gas in the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253 (The Sculptor Galaxy). The vertical axis shows velocity and…

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                    • Three-dimensional view of ALMA observations of the outflows from NGC 253

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                      This video shows a three-dimensional visualisation of ALMA observations of cold carbon monoxide gas in the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253 (The Sculptor Galaxy). The vertical axis shows velocity and…

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                      • Gas cloud falling in towards the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

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                        These observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope show a small gas cloud as it falls towards the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. The cloud appears in red and many of the…

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                        • Gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

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                          These observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope, using the SINFONI instrument, show the behaviour of a small gas cloud as it passes close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the…

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