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One of our ESO Photo Ambassadors, Petr Horálek, had all his equipment stolen. If you'd like to help Petr continue capturing the beauty of the night sky, consider supporting his crowdfunding campaign. Image credit: P. Horálek/ESO http://socsi.in/oTVr9
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School students from around the world are invited to take part in the 2017 Catch a Star contest. The competition is organised by the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) with support from ESO. http://socsi.in/Rh2T2
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ESO #Flashback: Paranal red sprites. Image credit: P. Horálek / ESO View larger image at: http://socsi.in/VSWv6
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Animation showing artist's impression of a galaxy forming stars within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at its core. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser View 4K UHD video: http://socsi.in/uschB

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#ESOCastLight 101: Stars found in black hole blasts! #4K #UHD #BiteSizedAstronomy If you want to read more on the topic go here: http://socsi.in/rDLl7 View 4K UHD video: http://socsi.in/ZPGQY

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ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) spots brand-new type of star formation — within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. Artist's impression by ESO/M. Kornmesser http://socsi.in/Y7w90
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Win £10 000 by entering the 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition. The deadline to apply is 7 April 2017. #astrophoto2017 http://socsi.in/JhDul
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One of our values at ESO Supernova is Engagement — We want people to engage with science. Discover the new supernova over Munich! http://socsi.in/oMnwY
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Even the world's most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory is eclipsed by such a view of the Milky Way. ESO Picture of the Week by ESO/B. Tafreshi (twanight.org) http://socsi.in/NBpE2
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On the rocky peak of La Silla, TRAPPIST-South awaits another night of observations. Image credit: L. Zychova / ESO http://socsi.in/8GzNj
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