MUSE image of the Orion Nebula
MUSE image of the Orion Nebula
MUSE colour-coded image of NGC 4650A
MUSE colour-coded image of NGC 4650A
Schematic view of asteroid (25143) Itokawa
Schematic view of asteroid (25143) Itokawa
Star Trails over the VLT in Paranal
Star Trails over the VLT in Paranal
Ancient Constellations over ALMA
Ancient Constellations over ALMA
Flaming Sky over Paranal
Flaming Sky over Paranal
Surprise Cloud Around Vast Star
Surprise Cloud Around Vast Star
An Oasis, or a Secret Lair?
An Oasis, or a Secret Lair?
 La Silla - Evening
La Silla - Evening
ALMA seen from a hexacopter
ALMA seen from a hexacopter
ESO's Very Large Telescope Array
ESO's Very Large Telescope Array
Giants at night
Giants at night
A smaller array
A smaller array
Panorama of Paranal
Panorama of Paranal
ALMA correlator
ALMA correlator
Bold ALMA antennas
Bold ALMA antennas
Red alert
Red alert
The Comet and the Laser
The Comet and the Laser
Paranal and the Shadow of the Earth
Paranal and the Shadow of the Earth
KMOS on the Very Large Telescope at the time of first light
KMOS on the Very Large Telescope at the time of first light
Dark galaxies spotted for the first time
Dark galaxies spotted for the first time
Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope
Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope
Two Auxiliary Telescopes
Two Auxiliary Telescopes
Christmas Comet Lovejoy Captured at Paranal
Christmas Comet Lovejoy Captured at Paranal
Simulation of gas cloud after close approach to the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Simulation of gas cloud after close approach to the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
ALMA's World at Night (full panorama)
ALMA's World at Night (full panorama)
Paranal Submerges into Sunset
Paranal Submerges into Sunset
NGC 6188
NGC 6188
Laser Meets Lightning
Laser Meets Lightning
A Galactic Embrace
A Galactic Embrace
A VLT Auxiliary Telescope and Cerro Armazones
A VLT Auxiliary Telescope and Cerro Armazones
The star cluster and nebula NGC 371
The star cluster and nebula NGC 371
The coolest pair of brown dwarfs
The coolest pair of brown dwarfs
Sailing the Atacama Desert
Sailing the Atacama Desert
The first ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
The first ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
Artist’s impression of the magnetar in the extraordinary star cluster Westerlund 1
Artist’s impression of the magnetar in the extraordinary star cluster Westerlund 1
The material around SN 1987A (artist’s impression)
The material around SN 1987A (artist’s impression)
Wide field view of the R Coronae Australis region
Wide field view of the R Coronae Australis region
The Oddest Member of the Leo Triplet
The Oddest Member of the Leo Triplet
Detailed view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Detailed view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud
ALMA Site
ALMA Site
La Silla telescope ring
La Silla telescope ring
Evening view of Paranal and the VLT
Evening view of Paranal and the VLT
SEST in the Evening
SEST in the Evening
The VLT platform on top of Cerro Paranal
The VLT platform on top of Cerro Paranal
Moonlit La Silla
Moonlit La Silla
SEST at Night
SEST at Night
An ALMA antenna en route to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time
An ALMA antenna en route to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time
A binary black hole
A binary black hole
A Cometary Show
A Cometary Show
Tarantula's Central Cluster, R136
Tarantula's Central Cluster, R136
 Cosmic Spider: The Tarantula Nebula
Cosmic Spider: The Tarantula Nebula
Sky above Paranal
Sky above Paranal
Robert's Quartet
Robert's Quartet
Filaments in Tarantula
Filaments in Tarantula
The Central Area of the Tarantula Nebula
The Central Area of the Tarantula Nebula
Detail of Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
Detail of Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
Young Stellar System Caught in the Act of Forming Close Multiples
Young Stellar System Caught in the Act of Forming Close Multiples
The unusual cluster Terzan 5
The unusual cluster Terzan 5
The unusual cluster Terzan 5
The unusual cluster Terzan 5
Why So Blue?
Why So Blue?
Boulevard of Broken Rings
Boulevard of Broken Rings
Searching Centaurus
Searching Centaurus
All the way around Armazones
All the way around Armazones
The colourful star cluster NGC 2367
The colourful star cluster NGC 2367
3D data visualisation of the Pillars of Creation
3D data visualisation of the Pillars of Creation
An Astronomer’s Outlook
An Astronomer’s Outlook
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
Green ALMA antennas
Green ALMA antennas
The Dark Cloud Lupus 4
The Dark Cloud Lupus 4
Paranal Auxiliary Telescope
Paranal Auxiliary Telescope
Artist’s impression of the discs around the young stars HK Tauri A and B
Artist’s impression of the discs around the young stars HK Tauri A and B
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
Chilean Night Sky Revealed at La Silla
Chilean Night Sky Revealed at La Silla
Artist’s impression of the planet Beta Pictoris b
Artist’s impression of the planet Beta Pictoris b
The Toby Jug Nebula as seen with ESO's Very Large Telescope
The Toby Jug Nebula as seen with ESO's Very Large Telescope
 Bipolar planetary nebula NGC 6537
Bipolar planetary nebula NGC 6537
Belt of Venus over Cerro Paranal
Belt of Venus over Cerro Paranal
ALMA from the Air
ALMA from the Air
The Milky Way above La Silla
The Milky Way above La Silla
The Milky Way above La Silla
The Milky Way above La Silla
Messier 100 — Grand Design Splendour
Messier 100 — Grand Design Splendour
The star cluster NGC 3766
The star cluster NGC 3766
Inside the Mirror Maintenance Building
Inside the Mirror Maintenance Building
Mirror handling platform
Mirror handling platform
Artist's conception of the future E-ELT
Artist's conception of the future E-ELT
Artist’s impression of the huge outflow ejected from the quasar SDSS J1106+1939
Artist’s impression of the huge outflow ejected from the quasar SDSS J1106+1939
ALMA antenna at Chajnantor
ALMA antenna at Chajnantor
VST image of the Hercules galaxy cluster
VST image of the Hercules galaxy cluster
A Shadow at Sunrise
A Shadow at Sunrise
The unusual double star SS Leporis
The unusual double star SS Leporis
Artists’s impression of one of more than 50 new exoplanets found by HARPS: the rocky super-Earth HD 85512 b
Artists’s impression of one of more than 50 new exoplanets found by HARPS: the rocky super-Earth HD 85512 b
Superbubble LHA 120-N 44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Superbubble LHA 120-N 44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
Huge storm on Saturn observed by ESO's Very Large Telescope
Huge storm on Saturn observed by ESO's Very Large Telescope
The disturbed galactic duo NGC 3169 and NGC 3166
The disturbed galactic duo NGC 3169 and NGC 3166
From One "Alien World" to Another
From One "Alien World" to Another
Crash of the Titans
Crash of the Titans
Starry night at the Atacama Desert Coast
Starry night at the Atacama Desert Coast
TRAPPIST First Light Image of the Spiral Galaxy Messier 83
TRAPPIST First Light Image of the Spiral Galaxy Messier 83
Three ALMA antennas close together on Chajnantor
Three ALMA antennas close together on Chajnantor
SEST at La Silla at Sunset
SEST at La Silla at Sunset
Assembly of a European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of a European ALMA Antenna
The Hidden Engine of NGC 4945
The Hidden Engine of NGC 4945
Transporting an Auxiliary Telescope
Transporting an Auxiliary Telescope
The Laser Guide System
The Laser Guide System
NTT and ESO 3.6-metre telescopes
NTT and ESO 3.6-metre telescopes
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Laser Beam Creating an “Artificial” Star
Laser Beam Creating an “Artificial” Star
Laser Beam Creating an “Artificial” Star
Laser Beam Creating an “Artificial” Star
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
Reflection Nebula around HD 87643
Reflection Nebula around HD 87643
Material Surrounding the Black Hole Sagittarius A*
Material Surrounding the Black Hole Sagittarius A*
Disc Around Young Star
Disc Around Young Star
Planet-forming disc (Artist's Impression)
Planet-forming disc (Artist's Impression)
Green Flash at Paranal
Green Flash at Paranal
The Comet and the Laser
The Comet and the Laser
 An Artificial Star Above Paranal
An Artificial Star Above Paranal
Spiral Galaxy Messier 83
Spiral Galaxy Messier 83
The Horsehead Nebula
The Horsehead Nebula
Detail of a View Towards the Great Attractor
Detail of a View Towards the Great Attractor
Protostar HH-34 in Orion
Protostar HH-34 in Orion
Detailed look on Eta Carinae
Detailed look on Eta Carinae
ALMA probes the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
ALMA probes the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Schematic diagram of the history of the Universe
Schematic diagram of the history of the Universe
Dusky light on the ALMA antennas
Dusky light on the ALMA antennas
The WLM galaxy on the edge of the Local Group
The WLM galaxy on the edge of the Local Group
Artist’s impression of a transitional disc around a young star
Artist’s impression of a transitional disc around a young star
Morning Star at La Silla
Morning Star at La Silla
Rainbow Rising
Rainbow Rising
A tilted view
A tilted view
A tilted view
A tilted view
Panorama of a beautiful habitate in the desert
Panorama of a beautiful habitate in the desert
A good night to work
A good night to work
Merging galaxies in the distant Universe through a gravitational magnifying glass
Merging galaxies in the distant Universe through a gravitational magnifying glass
Artist’s impression of dust formation around a supernova explosion
Artist’s impression of dust formation around a supernova explosion
Otto at Night
Otto at Night
Chajnantor Plateau
Chajnantor Plateau
The contrasting galaxies NGC 1316 and 1317
The contrasting galaxies NGC 1316 and 1317
Artist's impression of Beta Pictoris
Artist's impression of Beta Pictoris
MUSE views the strange galaxy NGC 4650A
MUSE views the strange galaxy NGC 4650A
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
The star-forming Cat’s Paw Nebula through ArTeMiS’s eyes
The star-forming Cat’s Paw Nebula through ArTeMiS’s eyes
New Cool Starlet in Our Backyard
New Cool Starlet in Our Backyard
ALMA antennas at the operations support facility (OSF)
ALMA antennas at the operations support facility (OSF)
La Silla
La Silla
Wings for Science Fly Over Paranal
Wings for Science Fly Over Paranal
ALMA observes the birth of a monster star
ALMA observes the birth of a monster star
 Artist's impression of the surroundings of the supermassive black hole in NGC 3783
Artist's impression of the surroundings of the supermassive black hole in NGC 3783
Artist’s impression of the comet factory seen by ALMA
Artist’s impression of the comet factory seen by ALMA
Milky Way Shines over Snowy La Silla
Milky Way Shines over Snowy La Silla
Conjunction seen from Paranal
Conjunction seen from Paranal
ALMA images of gravitationally-lensed distant star-forming galaxies
ALMA images of gravitationally-lensed distant star-forming galaxies
Artist’s impression of eclipsing binary
Artist’s impression of eclipsing binary
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
ALMA and a Starry Night — a Joy to Behold
ALMA and a Starry Night — a Joy to Behold
ALMA antenna
ALMA antenna
Artist’s impression of the exoplanet Tau Boötis b
Artist’s impression of the exoplanet Tau Boötis b
Cascading Milky Way
Cascading Milky Way
Sun, Moon and Telescopes above the Desert
Sun, Moon and Telescopes above the Desert
E-ELT four laser star guide
E-ELT four laser star guide
La Silla Observatory view from an airplane
La Silla Observatory view from an airplane
Aerial close up view of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope with the 1.4-m Coudé Auxiliary Telescope
Aerial close up view of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope with the 1.4-m Coudé Auxiliary Telescope
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope with open dome
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope with open dome
A towering VLT Unit Telescope
A towering VLT Unit Telescope
Paranal under Snow
Paranal under Snow
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
Stars Dancing Above the VLT
Stars Dancing Above the VLT
Giant space blob glows from within
Giant space blob glows from within
The COSMOS field
The COSMOS field
Pandora’s Cluster (VLT view)
Pandora’s Cluster (VLT view)
Planetary Conjunction over Paranal
Planetary Conjunction over Paranal
The brown dwarf binary CFBDSIR 1458+10
The brown dwarf binary CFBDSIR 1458+10
Supermoon over ESO's Very Large Telescope
Supermoon over ESO's Very Large Telescope
ALMA Antennas Stand Together
ALMA Antennas Stand Together
A Galactic Petri Dish
A Galactic Petri Dish
The Long and Winding Road*
The Long and Winding Road*
A disc around a massive baby star (artist's impression)
A disc around a massive baby star (artist's impression)
The Blinking Galaxy
The Blinking Galaxy
An infrared/visible comparison view of Messier 83
An infrared/visible comparison view of Messier 83
The sky around Messier 83
The sky around Messier 83
Inside the VLT
Inside the VLT
ALMA antennas at OSF
ALMA antennas at OSF
ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
Chance discovery reveals star factories in the distant Universe
Chance discovery reveals star factories in the distant Universe
Night falling over Paranal
Night falling over Paranal
Comet McNaught, the  Moon, Venus and the VLT
Comet McNaught, the Moon, Venus and the VLT
ALMA antennas and OSF at sunset
ALMA antennas and OSF at sunset
A VLT Unit Telescope and the Moon
A VLT Unit Telescope and the Moon
VLT and VISTA in Early Sunlight*
VLT and VISTA in Early Sunlight*
The planet-hosting star CoRoT-7
The planet-hosting star CoRoT-7
The Trifid Nebula (full frame)
The Trifid Nebula (full frame)
VLT Image of Supernova in Beautiful Spiral Galaxy NGC 1288
VLT Image of Supernova in Beautiful Spiral Galaxy NGC 1288
The Spiral Galaxy NGC 5584 and SN 2007af
The Spiral Galaxy NGC 5584 and SN 2007af
The Overlooked Dwarf and its Apparent Companion
The Overlooked Dwarf and its Apparent Companion
Comet McNaught and ATs
Comet McNaught and ATs
The Comet and the Telescopes
The Comet and the Telescopes
Larger Field around NGC 1313
Larger Field around NGC 1313
Icy Exoplanet (artist's impression)
Icy Exoplanet (artist's impression)
Pluto-Charon system
Pluto-Charon system
In Tarantula Territory (a)
In Tarantula Territory (a)
A view of VLT in Paranal
A view of VLT in Paranal
Dome of the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
Dome of the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
The polarisation of light emitted by a neutron star
The polarisation of light emitted by a neutron star
Disc around the star HD 97048
Disc around the star HD 97048
Protoplanetary discs observed with SPHERE
Protoplanetary discs observed with SPHERE
An All-Seeing Eye
An All-Seeing Eye
Bright halos around distant quasars
Bright halos around distant quasars
Spirals with a Tale to Tell
Spirals with a Tale to Tell
Two faces of Jupiter
Two faces of Jupiter
ALMA image of the disc around the young star TW Hydrae
ALMA image of the disc around the young star TW Hydrae
X Marks the Spot
X Marks the Spot
Young star lights up reflection nebula IC 2631
Young star lights up reflection nebula IC 2631
GRAVITY discovers new double star in Orion Trapezium Cluster
GRAVITY discovers new double star in Orion Trapezium Cluster
The Vitacura Guesthouse gardens
The Vitacura Guesthouse gardens
La Silla Lunar Eclipse
La Silla Lunar Eclipse
Science Machines
Science Machines
Colourful La Silla
Colourful La Silla
Galaxy images from the GAMA survey
Galaxy images from the GAMA survey
First Results from the KiDS Survey (montage)
First Results from the KiDS Survey (montage)
Montage of the SDP.81 Einstein Ring and the lensed galaxy
Montage of the SDP.81 Einstein Ring and the lensed galaxy
Colour composite view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE data
Colour composite view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE data
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
Surprise within a Cloud
Surprise within a Cloud
Zodiacal Light over La Silla
Zodiacal Light over La Silla
Artist’s impression of exocomets around Beta Pictoris
Artist’s impression of exocomets around Beta Pictoris
Otto the transporter
Otto the transporter
Ongoing observations
Ongoing observations
Small but powerful
Small but powerful
Distribution of molecular gas in 30 merging galaxies
Distribution of molecular gas in 30 merging galaxies
Astronomer break
Astronomer break
Star Rain in the Desert
Star Rain in the Desert
Headquarters extension in a mirror ball
Headquarters extension in a mirror ball
Star formation in the southern Milky Way
Star formation in the southern Milky Way
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
Lights in the Sky
Lights in the Sky
Night View of La Silla
Night View of La Silla
Atacama Milky Way Panorama
Atacama Milky Way Panorama
A Stream of Stars over Paranal
A Stream of Stars over Paranal
Crimson Skies
Crimson Skies
The field around yellow hypergiant star HR 5171
The field around yellow hypergiant star HR 5171
Swimming Pool Interferometry
Swimming Pool Interferometry
Yepun and the Laser Guide Star
Yepun and the Laser Guide Star
Milky Way above ALMA
Milky Way above ALMA
The final ALMA antenna
The final ALMA antenna
Water in the Atacama Desert
Water in the Atacama Desert
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