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ESO casts

  • 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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  • ESOcast HD Aug 29, 2018 | 11:00 am

    ESOcast 175 Light: Stars and Dust in the Carina Nebula (4K UHD) The VISTA telescope has allowed us to peer through the hot gas and dark dust shrouding the spectacular Carina nebula to show us myriad stars, both newborn and in their death throes.

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  • ESOcast HD Aug 8, 2018 | 10:00 am

    ESOcast 174 Light: Elliptical Elegance (4K UHD) The peerless surveying properties of the VST uncover exquisite details of the elliptical galaxy NGC 5018 and the delicate streams of gas and stars that surround it. Discover more in this episode of ESOcast Light.

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  • ESOcast HD Jul 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm

    ESOcast 173: First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time revealed the effects predicted by Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field near the supermassive black hole in the centre[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Jul 18, 2018 | 10:00 am

    ESOcast 172 Light: Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics (4K UHD) ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune, star clusters and other objects. The pioneering MUSE instrument in[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Jul 11, 2018 | 10:00 am

    ESOcast 171 Light: Colourful Celestial Landscape (4K UHD) New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed the star cluster RCW 38 in all its glory. These observationswas taken during testing of the HAWK-I camera with the GRAAL adaptive optics system. It shows the cluster and its surrounding[…]

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  • ESOcast HD Jul 4, 2018 | 14:00 pm

    ESOcast 170: All you need to know about total solar eclipse 2019

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  • ESOcast HD Jul 4, 2018 | 14:00 pm

    Hiding the Sun

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  • ESOcast HD Jul 2, 2018 | 10:00 am

    ESOcast 169 Light: First Confirmed Image of Newborn Planet (4K UHD) Astronomers using the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the first clear image of a planet caught in the act of forming in the dusty disc surrounding a young star. The young planet is carving a path through[…]

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