ESOcast HDAuthor: European Southern Observatory
24 Sep 2018

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ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.

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    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 observations to be made.

  • Posted on 12 Sep 2018

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    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 -- a dome the size of a cathedral.

  • Posted on 10 Sep 2018

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    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.

  • Posted on 29 Aug 2018

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    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.

  • Posted on 08 Aug 2018

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    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 of the Milky Way. This long-sought result represents the climax of a 26-year-long observation campaign using ESO’s telescopes in Chile.

  • Posted on 26 Jul 2018

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