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  1. ESOcast 77: Mysterious Ripples Found Racing Through Planet-forming Disc

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    Images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed unique and totally unexpected structures in the dusty disc around the star AU Microscopii. These…

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    • Zooming in on the nearby star AU Microscopii

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      This video clip takes the viewer from a broad view of the entire southern Milky Way into a closeup of the nearby star AU Microscopii, about 32 light-years from Earth. This star is young and surrounded…

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      • Mysterious ripples moving through the disc of AU Microscopii

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        This short timelapse sequence shows images of the debris disc around the nearby star AU Microscopii in 2010, 2011 and 2014. The two earlier images were from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and…

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        • The detection of starspots using polarisation measurements

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          This animation explains how a spot on the surface of a distant star can be detected and measured using polarisation. As the star rotates the spectrum of the light coming from the region of a spot…

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          • Explanation of how the magnetic field on a star affects the light emitted

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            This animation shows what happens as a sunspot (or starspot) forms and the magnetic field increases in strength. The light emerging from the spot starts to demonstrate the Zeeman effect. The dark…

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            • ESOcast 76: A Polarised View of Stellar Magnetism

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              Astronomers using ESO facilities have been advancing astronomical studies for decades. Along the way, there have been many truly significant findings that have had a major impact on our understanding…

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              • A close look at the star formation region Messier 17

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                This video gives us a close-up view of the rose-coloured star forming region Messier 17. The picture was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla…

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                • Zooming in on the star formation region Messier 17

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                  This zoom video sequence takes us from a broad vista of the bright central parts of the Milky Way right into a close-up view of the bright star formation region Messier 17. The final detailed view…

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                  • A close-up look at the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy

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                    This video zoom takes a closer look at the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy, pictured in new image from the Wide Field Imager camera, installed on the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.…

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                    • A close-up look at the Prawn Nebula

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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 ((also known as Gum…

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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 (also known as Gum 56 and IC…

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                        • ESOcast 75: ESO’s Top 10 Discoveries

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                          Astronomers using ESO facilities have been advancing astronomical studies for decades. Along the way, there have been many truly significant findings that have had a major impact on our understanding…

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