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ESO casts

  • ESOcast HD Apr 3, 2020 | 09:00 am

    ESO astronomy at home As doctors and nurses are on the frontlines, saving the lives of those infected by COVID-19, others have a role to play to prevent the disease spreading further by staying at home. This goes for ESO staff as well, including[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Mar 11, 2020 | 10:00 am

    ESOcast 218: The Stranger Exoplanets What are the strangest exoplanets ever found or studied with ESO telescopes? Watch this ESOcast to find out.

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  • ESOcast HD Feb 14, 2020 | 06:00 am

    ESOcast 217 Light: ESO Telescope Sees Surface of Dim Betelgeuse Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation Orion.

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  • ESOcast HD Feb 5, 2020 | 04:00 am

    ESOcast 216 Light: ALMA Catches Beautiful Outcome of Stellar Fight Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, have spotted a peculiar gas cloud that resulted from a confrontation between two stars. Find out more about this stellar fight in this ESOcast Light.

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  • ESOcast HD Jan 15, 2020 | 04:00 am

    ESOcast 215 Light: Interstellar Thread of One of Life’s Building Blocks Revealed Phosphorus, present in our DNA and cell membranes, is an essential element for life. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery. Astronomers have now traced the journey of phosphorus from star-forming regions to comets[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Dec 19, 2019 | 04:00 am

    ESOcast 214 Light: A Black Holes' Breakfast at the Cosmic Dawn Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have observed reservoirs of cool gas around some of the earliest galaxies in the Universe. Watch this video to find out why this discovery is important.

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  • ESOcast HD Dec 16, 2019 | 09:00 am

    ESOcast 213 Light: Stunning stars in the Milky Way central region ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has observed the central part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and uncovered new details about the history of star birth in our galaxy. Watch this video summary to find out more about the[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Dec 4, 2019 | 11:00 am

    ESOcast 212 Light: First Giant Planet around White Dwarf Found Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have, for the first time, found evidence of a giant planet associated with a white dwarf star. The planet orbits the hot white dwarf, the remnant of a Sun-like star, at close range, causing[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Oct 28, 2019 | 10:00 am

    ESOcast 211 Light: ESO Telescope Reveals What Could be the Smallest Dwarf Planet in the Solar System Astronomers using the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea could be a dwarf planet. Find out more about this fascinating object in the new ESOcast Light.

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  • ESOcast HD Oct 23, 2019 | 11:00 am

    ESOcast 210 Light: First identification of a heavy element born from neutron star collision Newly created strontium, an element used in fireworks, has been detected in space for the first time following observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The detection confirms that the heavier elements in the Universe can form in neutron star mergers,[…]

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