1. ALMA Time-lapse sequences - June 2010


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    25-sec exposures. Nikon D700 (ISO 2500) & D3 (ISO 3200) + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lenses. ALMA under construction, Llano de Chajnantor Observatory, Chile, night of 16/17 June 2010. (c) 2010 Jose Francisco Salgado (http://josefrancisco.org) More photography at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/josefranciscosalgado/sets/ On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JFS.photography

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    • Hubblecast 37: Bubbles and baby stars


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      This Hubblecast features a spectacular new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image - one of the largest ever released of a star-forming region. It highlights N11, part of a complex network of gas clouds and star clusters within our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. This region of energetic star formation is one of the most active in the nearby Universe. Credits, more information and download options are available on: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1011a/

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      • A Space Journey


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        A small tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope (http://www.spacetelescope.org). Music by David Schombert (http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/david.schombert) Main characters: The Solar System Earth NGC3603 Orion Nebula Veil Nebula Large Magellanic Cloud Antennae Galaxies NGC1275 "Mystic Mountain" in the Carina Nebula Crab Nebula

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        • Zooming in on an eclipsing binary in the Large Magellanic Cloud


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          This zoom sequence starts with a very broad view of the southern skies and closes in on one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way — Large Magellanic Cloud. Within this galaxy several very faint and rare cool eclipsing binary double stars have been identified. As the two component stars in these binaries orbit each other they pass in front of one another and their combined brightness, seen from a distance, decreases. By studying how the light changes, and other properties of these systems, astronomers can measure the distances to eclipsing binaries very accurately. A long series of observations of these objects has now led to the most accurate determination so far of the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud — a crucial step in the determination of distances across the Universe. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1311a/ Credit: ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/R. Gendler/L. Calçada. Music: movetwo

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