The most powerful telescope in the world
The most powerful telescope in the world
The future begins here
The future begins here
Band 10 receiver cartridge
Band 10 receiver cartridge
Aerial view of ESO's Headquarters
Aerial view of ESO's Headquarters
New Year's Eve at the Very Large Telescope
New Year's Eve at the Very Large Telescope
Milky Way Arcs Over ALMA
Milky Way Arcs Over ALMA
Preparing for the Night Ahead
Preparing for the Night Ahead
The Cherenkov Telescope Array
The Cherenkov Telescope Array
A gallery of bipolar planetary nebulae
A gallery of bipolar planetary nebulae
The Hexacopter over ALMA
The Hexacopter over ALMA
APEX Outside Distant Panorama
APEX Outside Distant Panorama
Laser on UT4
Laser on UT4
Instruments of wonder
Instruments of wonder
 The Laser Guide Star of Paranal in operation
The Laser Guide Star of Paranal in operation
Path of the shadow of Makemake as it crossed the Earth on 23 April 2011
Path of the shadow of Makemake as it crossed the Earth on 23 April 2011
PRIMA, a VLTI Instrument
PRIMA, a VLTI Instrument
VLT at twilight
VLT at twilight
The Dawn of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA)
The Dawn of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA)
End of the night at Paranal Observatory
End of the night at Paranal Observatory
Aerial view of La Silla, seen from the North
Aerial view of La Silla, seen from the North
ALMA antenna moving home
ALMA antenna moving home
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
The Very Large Telescope
The Very Large Telescope
Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation Visits Paranal and ALMA
Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation Visits Paranal and ALMA
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
The Science Train visits the Antofagasta Region
The Science Train visits the Antofagasta Region
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
Starry Night at Paranal*
Starry Night at Paranal*
Around IRAS 13481-6124
Around IRAS 13481-6124
Four Japanese antennas for ALMA
Four Japanese antennas for ALMA
Dramatic Moonset
Dramatic Moonset
APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna
APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna
The Globular Cluster NGC 3201
The Globular Cluster NGC 3201
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2m - Evening View
MPG/ESO 2.2m - Evening View
Grand Opening of IYA2009 in Berlin
Grand Opening of IYA2009 in Berlin
ESO Flags
ESO Flags
HAWK-I at VLT
HAWK-I at VLT
HAWK-I
HAWK-I
Auxiliary Telescope 2
Auxiliary Telescope 2
Aerial view of Paranal Observatory
Aerial view of Paranal Observatory
The REM Telescope
The REM Telescope
The Cluster Collinder 261
The Cluster Collinder 261
The Four ATs at Paranal
The Four ATs at Paranal
The Field around Baade's Window
The Field around Baade's Window
 Spiral Galaxy Messier 100
Spiral Galaxy Messier 100
Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax
Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax
The Orion Nebula (M42)
The Orion Nebula (M42)
 The AT1 and the domes of the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes
The AT1 and the domes of the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
Auxiliary Telescope Station
Auxiliary Telescope Station
Detail of the Sombrero Galaxy
Detail of the Sombrero Galaxy
ESO 1.52-m telescope
ESO 1.52-m telescope
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
The unique rocky comet C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)
The unique rocky comet C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
View above La Silla
View above La Silla
360° panorama of the VLT platform
360° panorama of the VLT platform
Halo over Paranal
Halo over Paranal
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Cerro Armazones
Cerro Armazones
ALMA and the Licancabur Volcano
ALMA and the Licancabur Volcano
Milky Way above a decorative arrangement
Milky Way above a decorative arrangement
A fish-eye view of the VLT
A fish-eye view of the VLT
Ashen Armazones at sunset
Ashen Armazones at sunset
The Milky Way and ALMA
The Milky Way and ALMA
The three-dimensional view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE
The three-dimensional view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE
Atacama view
Atacama view
Neon ALMA
Neon ALMA
Major players
Major players
The VLT platform at dusk
The VLT platform at dusk
Artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova
Artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova
Babak Tafreshi at ESO Paranal
Babak Tafreshi at ESO Paranal
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
The volcano in the desert
The volcano in the desert
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
In View of Our Cosmos
In View of Our Cosmos
Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe
Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe
Ultra HD Expedition day 8: on Chajnantor plateau just before sunset
Ultra HD Expedition day 8: on Chajnantor plateau just before sunset
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe (annotated)
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe (annotated)
Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way
Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way
Flamingo in the Desert
Flamingo in the Desert
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas
Stitched panorama view of ALMA
Stitched panorama view of ALMA
Silhouette portrait
Silhouette portrait
VST waiting for action
VST waiting for action
APEX with cars
APEX with cars
Creating an artificial star
Creating an artificial star
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Star trails at Paranal with laser
Star trails at Paranal with laser
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)
E-ELT mirror segments under test
E-ELT mirror segments under test
ESO Brings the Moon Closer to the President Sebastian Piñera in Santiago, Chile
ESO Brings the Moon Closer to the President Sebastian Piñera in Santiago, Chile
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome
Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome
An Island in the Desert
An Island in the Desert
The entire Large Magellanic Cloud with annotations
The entire Large Magellanic Cloud with annotations
Great progress for the ALMA Santiago Central Office building
Great progress for the ALMA Santiago Central Office building
The ALMA transporter carrying an antenna at the OSF
The ALMA transporter carrying an antenna at the OSF
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
APEX Image Calendar, December 2010 — Chajnantor at Sunrise
APEX Image Calendar, December 2010 — Chajnantor at Sunrise
Details of the VISTA Fornax Galaxy Cluster image
Details of the VISTA Fornax Galaxy Cluster image
NGC 6193 and NGC 6231: Open Clusters of Stars
NGC 6193 and NGC 6231: Open Clusters of Stars
ALMA night testing
ALMA night testing
ESO Headquarters in Garching
ESO Headquarters in Garching
Young Asteroids Look Old
Young Asteroids Look Old
A virtual 100-metre telescope
A virtual 100-metre telescope
The Einstein Cross
The Einstein Cross
The Quiet Explosion
The Quiet Explosion
A Disc in the Ant Nebula
A Disc in the Ant Nebula
A Flared Proto-Planetary Disc (Artist's Impression)
A Flared Proto-Planetary Disc (Artist's Impression)
The Stellar Cluster Hodge 301
The Stellar Cluster Hodge 301
The Supernova Scenario
The Supernova Scenario
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)
The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)
Globular Cluster NGC1916 near N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Globular Cluster NGC1916 near N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Globular cluster NGC 1261
Globular cluster NGC 1261
It’s Smiles All Round @ #MeetESO!
It’s Smiles All Round @ #MeetESO!
ALMA's antennas spread across the Chajnantor Plateu
ALMA's antennas spread across the Chajnantor Plateu
Paranal red sprites
Paranal red sprites
Behind the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Behind the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope
View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope
Laser Guide Star at the VLT
Laser Guide Star at the VLT
Overlooking the Residencia
Overlooking the Residencia
Halo over Paranal
Halo over Paranal
La Silla sunset
La Silla sunset
Paranal laser
Paranal laser
A galactic arch
A galactic arch
The Milky Way and Nova Centauri 2013
The Milky Way and Nova Centauri 2013
Venus, Mars and the Moon beyond the VLT
Venus, Mars and the Moon beyond the VLT
A Mix of Colours and Wonder
A Mix of Colours and Wonder
The lensed galaxy
The lensed galaxy
A timid but brilliant Moon
A timid but brilliant Moon
AT and Armazones
AT and Armazones
Paranal's shadow
Paranal's shadow
The ultimate viewing platform
The ultimate viewing platform
The peak of Cerro Armazones
The peak of Cerro Armazones
Dusty mountain
Dusty mountain
Cerro Armazones from above
Cerro Armazones from above
Aerial view of the VLT platform
Aerial view of the VLT platform
Cerro Armazones casts a long shadow
Cerro Armazones casts a long shadow
The nova of 1670 recorded by Hevelius
The nova of 1670 recorded by Hevelius
Sprites at La Silla Observatory
Sprites at La Silla Observatory
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
Heavy lifting
Heavy lifting
Moon Eclipse
Moon Eclipse
Making Way for Construction of the ESO Supernova
Making Way for Construction of the ESO Supernova
Star trails over the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Star trails over the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Mercedes at the ESO Headquarters
Mercedes at the ESO Headquarters
The Star Track
The Star Track
Make your home in the desert
Make your home in the desert
OFS and the Milky Way
OFS and the Milky Way
The desert and the ocean
The desert and the ocean
Paranal basecamp
Paranal basecamp
Chajnantor Plateau
Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF)
ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF)
ALMA sunset
ALMA sunset
The APEX control room
The APEX control room
Astronomers enjoying free time
Astronomers enjoying free time
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
Wrapped Up for the Cool Cosmos
Wrapped Up for the Cool Cosmos
Shining Light in ALMA
Shining Light in ALMA
Firing the Laser
Firing the Laser
Final Shot of the Ultra HD Expedition Team
Final Shot of the Ultra HD Expedition Team
ESO Photo Ambassadors at Chajnantor
ESO Photo Ambassadors at Chajnantor
ESO Photo Ambassadors watching the stars over the VLT
ESO Photo Ambassadors watching the stars over the VLT
Staff Celebrating 25 Years at ESO in 2013
Staff Celebrating 25 Years at ESO in 2013
Artist's impression of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations
Artist's impression of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations
Open Dome View of VISTA
Open Dome View of VISTA
Paranal from the Mountainside
Paranal from the Mountainside
Jewels In The Night Sky
Jewels In The Night Sky
Outdoor Time-Lapse Photography In Progress
Outdoor Time-Lapse Photography In Progress
Artist's illustration of Supernova 1987A
Artist's illustration of Supernova 1987A
ALMA Antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau in northern  Chile
ALMA Antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau in northern Chile
ALMA view of molecular gas in the centre of NGC1433
ALMA view of molecular gas in the centre of NGC1433
The nearby active galaxy NGC 1433 from ALMA and Hubble
The nearby active galaxy NGC 1433 from ALMA and Hubble
The distant active galaxy PKS 1830-211 from Hubble and ALMA
The distant active galaxy PKS 1830-211 from Hubble and ALMA
Wide-field view of NGC 2014 and NGC 2020 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Wide-field view of NGC 2014 and NGC 2020 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Swirling Stars
Swirling Stars
Artist’s impression of a galaxy accreting material from its surroundings
Artist’s impression of a galaxy accreting material from its surroundings
The TRAPPIST telescope at La Silla
The TRAPPIST telescope at La Silla
Panorama outside APEX
Panorama outside APEX
ALMA antennas at the AEM hangar
ALMA antennas at the AEM hangar
VST at Paranal
VST at Paranal
Guesthouse gardens
Guesthouse gardens
Panorama of Paranal's gym
Panorama of Paranal's gym
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Panorama of the entrance to La Residencia
Panorama of the entrance to La Residencia
Panoramic view outside the OSF
Panoramic view outside the OSF
Sunset with Paranal on the distance
Sunset with Paranal on the distance
Paranal basecamp at dawn
Paranal basecamp at dawn
Paranal in Paranal
Paranal in Paranal
Paranal power plant
Paranal power plant
Mechanical workshop at Paranal
Mechanical workshop at Paranal
Panorama at la Cafeteria
Panorama at la Cafeteria
Atacama oddity
Atacama oddity
Paranal in the distance
Paranal in the distance
Long shadow of science
Long shadow of science
Working on ALMA
Working on ALMA
Cleaning mirrors with CO2
Cleaning mirrors with CO2
Surveying VISTA from the VST
Surveying VISTA from the VST
Inside view of a VLT Unit Telescope
Inside view of a VLT Unit Telescope
VLT Unit Telescope from inside
VLT Unit Telescope from inside
VLT Unit Telescope
VLT Unit Telescope
Planet conjunction in the Atacama Desert
Planet conjunction in the Atacama Desert
Sun's light glinting over APEX
Sun's light glinting over APEX
Chajnantor plateau
Chajnantor plateau
Control room at night
Control room at night
PARLA Laser at the VLT
PARLA Laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
The nightshift
The nightshift
ALMA roadmap
ALMA roadmap
Artist’s view of how a planetary nebula’s wobbling jets are sculpted
Artist’s view of how a planetary nebula’s wobbling jets are sculpted
Ultravox visit ESO’s Headquarters
Ultravox visit ESO’s Headquarters
Building VISTA, the World’s Largest Survey Telescope (historical image)
Building VISTA, the World’s Largest Survey Telescope (historical image)
APEX antenna
APEX antenna
Cathedrals of science
Cathedrals of science
Part of a European ALMA antenna
Part of a European ALMA antenna
APEX antenna
APEX antenna
Aerial view of ESO Headquarters
Aerial view of ESO Headquarters
Testing ALMA antennas
Testing ALMA antennas
The ALMA transporter ready to go
The ALMA transporter ready to go
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla (present-day image)
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla (present-day image)
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla (historical image)
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla (historical image)
Screenshot of the Back in Time iPad app
Screenshot of the Back in Time iPad app
Good Morning Paranal
Good Morning Paranal
Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst shining through two young galaxies in the early Universe
Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst shining through two young galaxies in the early Universe
The Auditorium at ESO Headquarters
The Auditorium at ESO Headquarters
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
Planetary Conjunction over Paranal
Planetary Conjunction over Paranal
Two Japanese Antennas for ALMA
Two Japanese Antennas for ALMA
APEX at Night
APEX at Night
Opening NTT
Opening NTT
Paranal map and safety
Paranal map and safety
La Silla map and safety
La Silla map and safety
Inside the VLT Yepun Telescope
Inside the VLT Yepun Telescope
Winter starry landscape
Winter starry landscape
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