1. Gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

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    These observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope, using the SINFONI instrument, show the behaviour of a small gas cloud as it passes close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the…

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    • Zooming in on the star cluster NGC 3572

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      This zoom sequence starts with a broad panorama of the southern sky and closes in on a region of star formation centred on the cluster NGC 3572. The final detailed view was obtained using the Wide…

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      • Zooming in on a gravitationally lensed galaxy merger in the distant Universe

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        This video takes the viewer deep into an apparently sparsely occupied region of the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin). Here at the centre, looking like many other faint spots, is a remarkable object,…

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        • Panning across the galaxies NGC 1316 and 1317

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          This pan video gives a close look at a new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows a pair of contrasting galaxies: NGC 1316, and its smaller…

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          • Closing in on the E-ELT

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            This video sequence is based on an accurate artist’s rendering of what the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will look like once it is complete early in the next decade. The view starts…

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            • Zooming in on the active galaxy NGC 1433

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              This video sequence starts with a broad view of the southern sky and zooms in on the faint constellation of Horologium (The Clock). When we get closer we start to see a striking spiral galaxy known…

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              • Zooming in on the Oph-IRS 48 system

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                This video zooms in on the Oph-IRS 48 system where a dust trap allowing dust particles to grow and spawn bigger bodies has been observed for the first time. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1325c/ Credit: ALMA…

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                • ESOcast 40: When Speed Matters - Discovery of the Accelerating Universe Wins 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics

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                  In the past two decades, astronomers have made a truly revolutionary discovery: that the cosmos is not only expanding, but is doing so at an ever-faster rate. The discovery of the accelerated expansion…

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                  • TAROT discovers a bright supernova in NGC 1365

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                    This video sequence shows the rapid brightening and slower fading of a supernova explosion in the galaxy NGC 1365. The supernova, which has been named SN 2012fr, was discovered by French astronomer…

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                    • A close-up view of the planetary nebula Fleming 1 seen with ESO’s Very Large Telescope

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                      This pan video shows a close-up of a new ESO Very Large Telescope image of the planetary nebula Fleming 1 in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). This striking object is a glowing cloud of…

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