1. The dusty cloud G2 passes the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way


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    This video sequence shows the motion of the dusty cloud G2 as it closes in on, and then passes, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1512a/ Credit:…

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    • 01\03\2016| Gravitational Waves


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      Running time: 45m Please share. Acknowledgements: Andrew Wilson, John McConnell, The National Science Foundation. The detection of gravitational waves opens up a new field of astronomical…

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      • The motions of the bright spots on Ceres


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        This artist’s impression video is based on a detailed map of the surface compiled from images taken from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. It shows the very…

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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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          • Zooming in on VFTS 352


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            This zoom sequence starts with a broad panorama of the southern night sky and closes in on the Tarantula star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Among the many hot young stars here lies…

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            • A close look at part of the Coalsack Nebula


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              This video takes a close-up look at a new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope. It shows part of the huge cloud of dust and gas known as the Coalsack Nebula, close to…

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              • VISTA finds hidden feature of Milky Way


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                Astronomers using the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory have discovered a previously unknown component of the Milky Way. By mapping out the locations of a class of stars that vary…

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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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                  • Artist's impression of the quasar 3C 279 (alternative version)


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                    This is an artist's impression of the quasar 3C 279. Astronomers connected the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), in Chile, to the Submillimeter Array (SMA) in Hawaii, USA, and the Submillimeter…

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                    • Flying through the young star cluster Westerlund 1 (artist's impression)


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                      In this video we fly through the young star cluster Westerlund 1 and close in on the strange magnetar that lies within it. This remarkable cluster contains hundreds of very massive stars, some shining…

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