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    This time-lapse sequence shows the enclosure that contains the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The domes of VISTA (right) and the VLT (left) are also visible on the horizon. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1502e/ Credit: ESO/G. Lambert

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    • Gravitational lensing of distant star-forming galaxies (schematic)


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      This schematic image shows how light from a distant galaxy is distorted by the gravitational effects of a foreground galaxy, which acts like a lens and makes the distant source appear distorted, but magnified, forming characteristic rings of light, known as Einstein rings. An analysis of the distortion of SDP.81 caused by this effect has revealed star-forming clumps of matter. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1522a/ Credit: ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ)/Luis Calçada (ESO)

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      • ESOcast 22: The most distant galaxy ever measured


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        A European team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far. By carefully analysing the very faint glow of the galaxy they have found that they are seeing it when the Universe was only about 600 million years old (a redshift of 8.6). These are the first confirmed observations of a galaxy whose light is clearing the opaque hydrogen fog that filled the cosmos at this early time. Credit: ESO. Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Richard Hook and Douglas Pierce-Price. Narration: Dr. J. Music: movetwo. Footage and photos: ESO, NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory and University of California, Santa Cruz) and the HUDF09 Team, A. M. Swinbank and S. Zieleniewski, M. Alvarez (http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~malvarez), R. Kaehler and T. Abel and José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org). Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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        • Photographers at ESO's UHD Expedition 2014


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          The ESO Ultra HD Expedition team visit each of ESO's three unique observing sites in this video compilation showing the photographers at work throughout the day-time. Watch this video in 4K here: http://youtu.be/MnmAVucKMRo More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_comp_photo_2014/ Credit: ESO

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          • Artist's impression of the Gliese 667C system


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            This video sequence shows an artist’s impression of the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking towards the planet’s parent star (Gliese 667C). In the background to the right the more distant stars in this triple system (Gliese 667A and Gliese 667B) are visible and to the left in the sky one of the other planets, the newly discovered Gliese 667Ce, can be seen as a crescent. A record-breaking three planets in this system are super-Earths lying in the zone around the star where liquid water could exist, making them possible candidates for the presence of life. This is the first system found with a fully packed habitable zone. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1328c/ Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

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            • Panning across the star formation region Gum 15


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              This richly detailed new pan video from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star formation region Gum 15. This little-known object is located in the constellation of Vela (The Sails), some 3000 light-years from Earth. The glowing cloud is a stunning example of an HII region. It also has a similarity to a more famous HII region, the Trifid Nebula (Messier 20). More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1420b/ Credit: ESO. Music: movetwo

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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 of 27 hours the new observations reveal the distances, motions and other properties of far more galaxies than ever before in this tiny piece of the sky. But they also go beyond Hubble and reveal many previously unseen objects. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1507a/ Subscribe to ESOcast in iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/esocast-hd/id295471183?mt=2 Receive future episodes on Vimeo by pressing the Follow button above or subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ESOobservatory/featured Watch more ESOcast episodes: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/archive/category/esocast/ Find out how to view and contribute subtitles for the ESOcast in multiple languages, or translate this video on dotSUB: http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/partnerships/translators/ Credit: ESO. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Christopher Marshall, Richard Hook and Herbert Zodet. Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com). Footage and photos: ESO, MUSE Consortium/R. Bacon, Robert Williams and the Hubble Deep Field Team (STScI), the HDF-S Team, F. Summers (STScI), NASA/ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), Mario Nonino, Piero Rosati and the ESO GOODS Team. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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                • ESOcast 35: Fifty New Exoplanets


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                  Astronomers using ESO’s leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced more than fifty newly discovered planets around other stars. Among these are many rocky planets not much heavier than the Earth. One of them in particular seems to orbit in the habitable zone around its star. This ESOcast we look at how astronomers discover these distant worlds and what the future may hold for finding rocky worlds like the Earth that may support life. Credits and download options are available on: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1134a/

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                  • 3D data visualisation of the Pillars of Creation


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                    This video clip shows a visualisation of the three-dimensional structure of the Pillars of Creation within the star formation region Messier 16 (also called the Eagle Nebula). It is based on new observations of the object using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. The pillars actually consist of several distinct pieces on either side of the star cluster NGC 6611. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1518a/ Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

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                    • Artist’s impression of Mars four billion years ago


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                      This artist’s impression shows how Mars may have looked about four billion years ago. The young planet Mars would have had enough water to cover its entire surface in a liquid layer about 140 metres deep, but it is more likely that the liquid would have pooled to form an ocean occupying almost half of Mars’s northern hemisphere, and in some regions reaching depths greater than 1.6 kilometres. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1509a/ Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

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