1. Setting the Dark on Fire (pan)


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    A new image from the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion. While these dense interstellar clouds seem dark…

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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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      • Close look at the ATLASGAL image of the plane of the Milky Way


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        This video takes a close look at a new image of the Milky Way released to mark the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL). The APEX telescope in Chile has mapped…

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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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          • ESOcast 72 – Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D


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            The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for a total…

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            • Zooming in on the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171


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              This zoom sequence takes us from a wide view of the spectacular southern Milky Way into a closeup view of one of its biggest and rarest stars — the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This monster…

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              • Zooming in on the Flying Saucer protoplanetary disc


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                This video takes us on a journey to the young star 2MASS J16281370-2431391 in the spectacular Rho Ophiuchi star formation region, about 400 light-years from Earth. This star is surrounded by a disc…

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                • Zooming in on the star cluster NGC 2367


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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 2367, not far from the bright star Sirius in the constellation of Canis Major (The…

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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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                    • 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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