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ESO casts

  • ESOcast HD Nov 19, 2018 | 16:00 pm

    ESOcast 185 Light: Cosmic Serpent The VISIR camera on ESO’s VLT captured this stunning image of a newly-discovered massive binary star system. Nicknamed Apep after an ancient Egyptian deity, it could be the first gamma-ray burst progenitor to be found in our galaxy.

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  • ESOcast HD Nov 14, 2018 | 18:00 pm

    ESOcast 184 Light: Super-Earth Orbiting Barnard’s Star (4K UHD) The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. Data from a worldwide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Nov 12, 2018 | 16:00 pm

    ESOCast 183 Light: Stunning Exoplanet Time-lapse (4K UHD) ESO's planet-hunting instrument SPHERE on the VLT has caught sight of the exoplanet Beta Pictoris b emerging from the bright halo of its parent star, 64 light-years away.

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  • ESOcast HD Nov 6, 2018 | 15:00 pm

    ESOcast 182 Light: ALMA and MUSE Detect Galactic Fountain (4K UHD)

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  • ESOcast HD Oct 31, 2018 | 09:00 am

    ESOcast 181 Light: Most Detailed Observations of Material Orbiting close to a Black Hole (4K UHD)

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  • ESOcast HD Oct 24, 2018 | 15:00 pm

    ESOcast 180 Light: The Pirate of the Southern Skies (4K UHD) This vivid picture of an active star forming region — NGC 2467, otherwise known as the Skull and Crossbones nebula — is as sinister as it is beautiful. This image of dust, gas and bright young stars, gravitationally bound into[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Oct 17, 2018 | 15:00 pm

    ESOcast 179 Light: Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found (4K UHD)

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  • ESOcast HD Oct 1, 2018 | 15:00 pm

    ESOcast 178 Light: A Universe Aglow (4K UHD) Deep observations made with the MUSE spectrograph on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered vast cosmic reservoirs of atomic hydrogen surrounding distant galaxies. The exquisite sensitivity of MUSE allowed for direct observations of dim clouds of hydrogen glowing with Lyman-alpha[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Sep 12, 2018 | 11:00 am

    ESOcast 177 Light: A Galactic Gem (4K UHD) FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in all its glory. The image, captured during the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, showcases the beauty of the southern skies when conditions don’t allow scientific[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Sep 10, 2018 | 09:30 am

    ESOcast 176 Light: Building the Biggest Optical Telescope in the World (4K UHD) Construction is underway at Cerro Armazones -- the future home of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). When construction is done the ELT will be the largest optical telescope​ ever built -- adome the size of a cathedral.

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