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  1. ESOcast 19: Photographers of the Night

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    The Sun sets behind Cerro Paranal in the Chilean Atacama desert. While astronomers get ready to observe with ESO's Very Large Telescope, Nature prepares for her own grand display. As night falls…

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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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      • ESOcast 62: Three planets found in star cluster

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        In this ESOcast we look at how astronomers have used ESO's HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the cluster…

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        • Zooming in on Fomalhaut and its dusty disc

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          This video sequence starts with a wide-field view of the sky around the star Fomalhaut in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus (The Southern Fish). Fomalhaut is the brightest star in the constellation…

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          • ESOcast 78: Airglow

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            ESO’s La Silla Observatory on a moonless night, deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile. It should be very dark -- but strange green and red colours can be seen to shimmer in the sky. What are these…

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            • Flying through the HD 100546 system

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              This video fly-through show the dusty environment around the star HD 100546. A gas giant planet appears to be forming in the ring of dust around the young star. This system is also thought to probably…

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              • A journey to Alpha Centauri

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                This video shows an imaginary journey from Earth to the Alpha Centauri system. As we leave the Solar System we see the familiar constellation figures including the Southern Cross (Crux) and the bright…

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                • Artist's impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9

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                  This video shows an artist's impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9. In the first part of the sequence the planet appears as a dark disc in visible light, silhouetted…

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                  • Outflow from active galaxy NGC 3783 (artist’s impression)

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                    This video shows an artist’s impression of the dusty wind emanating from the black hole at the centre of galaxy NGC 3783. Astronomers knew that dust surrounded such supermassive black holes…

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                    • Zooming in on the star Tau Boötis

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                      This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the constellation of Bootes (The Herdsman) and the closes in on the star Tau Bootis, which is visible to the unaided eye as an unremarkable point of light…

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                      • Time-lapse video sequence showing the construction of the ESO Headquarters extension

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                        This time lapse shows the construction of the ESO Headquarters extension building over a period of nearly two years. ESO’s new office and conference building in Garching, together with the adjoining…

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                        • ESOcast 35: Fifty New Exoplanets

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                          Astronomers using ESO’s leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced more than fifty newly discovered planets around other stars. Among these are many rocky planets not much heavier than…

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