1. ESOcast 95 Light: How Big is a Star? (4K UHD)


    from ESO Observatory Added 28 3 0

    It’s hard to comprehend the sheer size of objects in space , but let’s give it a try! The video is available in 4K UHD. More information and download options: https://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast95a/ Receive…

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    • A close-up look at the Prawn Nebula from ESO’s VST


      from ESO Observatory Added 99 3 0

      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. Taken using the…

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      • Zooming on the protoplanetary disc around V883 Orionis


        from ESO Observatory Added 24 3 0

        Zooming on the young star V883 Orionis. This star is currently in outburst, which has pushed the water snow line further from the star and allowed it to be detected for the first time with ALMA. More…

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        • Evolution of globular clusters


          from ESO Observatory Added 155 3 0

          This video shows the movement of blue straggler stars in globular clusters over time. Blue straggler stars are blue, bright stars, with a higher mass than the average for a cluster, and they are expected…

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          • Infrared/visible-light cross-fade views of Messier 78


            from ESO Observatory Added 50 3 0

            This comparison sequence switches between a visible light view of the reflection nebula Messier 78, and its surroundings, from the WFI camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, and an infrared view…

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            • Artist's impression of gravitational lensing of a distant merger


              from ESO Observatory Added 45 3 0

              This artist's impression shows how the effect of gravitational lensing by an intervening galaxy magnifies, brightens and distorts the appearance of a remote merging galaxy far behind it. The…

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              • Zooming in on the dwarf galaxy WLM


                from ESO Observatory Added 841 3 0

                This sequence starts with a broad view of the rather faint constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). As we zoom, we close in on a faint galaxy, known as WLM. The final detailed image, captured with…

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


                  from ESO Observatory Added 42 3 0

                  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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                  • Zooming in on the Medusa


                    from ESO Observatory Added 96 3 0

                    This video zoom takes you from a wide view of the sky deep into the constellation of Gemini (The Twins). There we see a strange object — the Medusa Nebula. As the star at the heart of this nebula…

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                    • Close-up look at the region around the star cluster Messier 18


                      from ESO Observatory Added 37 3 0

                      This video sequence takes a close look at a huge 615 megapixel image captured by the OmegaCAM camera attached to the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.…

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