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  1. Zooming in on the star cluster Messier 47

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    This video sequence takes us on a trip to the nearby bright star cluster Messier 47. As we close in we can also see the contrasting cluster Messier 46, which is richer in stars but more distant. The…

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    • Panning across the colourful star cluster NGC 3532

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      The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this richly colourful view of the bright star cluster NGC 3532 shown in this pan video. Some of the stars still…

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      • Artist's impression of mysterious alignment of quasar rotation axes

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        This artist's impression video sequence shows schematically the mysterious alignments between the spin axes of quasars and the large-scale structures that they inhabit that observations with…

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        • Zooming in on the colourful star cluster NGC 3532

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          This video starts with a view of the southern Milky Way and takes us on a journey towards the open star cluster NGC 3532. The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile…

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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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            • ESOcast: 70: Green Light for E-ELT Construction

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              The European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT for short, will be by far the largest optical and near-infrared telescope in the world. In early December 2014 the ESO Council gave the go-ahead for…

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              • Zooming in on ESO 137-001

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                This video zooms in on spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, which is undergoing ram pressure stripping. The sequence begins with a view of the night sky near the constellation of Triangulum Australe (The Southern…

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                • MUSE shows ESO 137-001 in three dimensions

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                  This view shows how the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional depiction of the galaxy ESO 137-001 as it falls into the vast Norma Galaxy Cluster and is…

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                  • Zooming in on the location of HL Tauri

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                    This video takes you to the location of HL Tauri in the constellation of Taurus and reveals the astonishing depth and detail that ALMA can now attain. HL Tauri is located at a distance of 450 light-years.…

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                    • Artist's impression of the disc around a young star

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                      This video shows an artist’s impression of the evolution of the disc around a young star like HL Tauri. From the material in the disc — mostly gas and fine dust — planets begin to…

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                      • Artist's 3d impression of the disc around the young star HL Tauri

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                        This video shows an artist’s three-dimensional impression of the disc around the young star HL Tauri as seen using ALMA. From the material in the disc — mostly gas and fine dust —…

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                        • Artist’s impression of bright exozodiacal light

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                          This artist’s view from an imagined planet around a nearby star shows the brilliant glow of exozodiacal light extending up into the sky and swamping the Milky Way. This light is starlight reflected…

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