1. Dust trap animation

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    This artist’s rendering shows the behaviour of different sized particles in the disc of dust that surrounds Oph-IRS 48 system. The bigger particles, millimetres in diameter, tend to clump together…

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    • Zooming in on the globular star cluster Messier 55

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      This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the spectacular Milky Way. We then close in on a fuzzy spot that proves to be a very rich star cluster, the globular Messier 55. In the final sequence…

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      • A fly-through of the Alpha Centauri system

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        This video shows a fly-through of the bright double star Alpha Centauri A and B. In the final sequence we close in on Alpha Centauri B and a newly discovered planet swims into view. This Earth-mass…

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        • Zooming in on the globular star cluster NGC 6362

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          This video starts with a broad view of the Milky Way. We close in gradually on a fuzzy blob in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar). This is one of more than 150 globular star clusters that…

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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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            • 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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              • Hubble view of the galaxy cluster Abell 3827

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                This video using images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the rich galaxy cluster Abell 3827. The strange blue structures surrounding the central galaxies are gravitationally lensed views…

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                • Zooming in on the location of Nova Vul 1670 in the constellation of Vulpecula

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                  This video sequence takes the viewer deep into a rich part of the northern Milky Way in the constellation of Vulpecula (The Fox), close to the more famous constellation of Cygnus (The Swan). This…

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

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                    This simulation shows a gas cloud, discovered in 2011, as it passes close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope in 2013 show…

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                    • Artist’s impression of CR7: the brightest galaxy in the early Universe

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                      This artist’s impression video shows CR7 a very distant galaxy discovered using ESO’s Very Large Telescope. It is by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and there…

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