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
Globular Cluster NGC1916 near N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Globular Cluster NGC1916 near N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Rainbow Rising
Rainbow Rising
A tilted view
A tilted view
A tilted view
A tilted view
Galactic Chromodynamics
Galactic Chromodynamics
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
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
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
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
Daytime Overlooking La Silla
Daytime Overlooking La Silla
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
Milky Way
Milky Way
Paranal at Sunrise
Paranal at Sunrise
Paranal and the Streaking Stars
Paranal and the Streaking Stars
The Atacama Desert
The Atacama Desert
Three-dimensional view of ALMA observations of the outflows from NGC 253
Three-dimensional view of ALMA observations of the outflows from NGC 253
Thunderbolts and lightning
Thunderbolts and lightning
Admiring the Galaxy
Admiring the Galaxy
Inside the MMB at Paranal
Inside the MMB at Paranal
Panorama at the Mirror Maintenance Building
Panorama at the Mirror Maintenance Building
Panorama with Paranal in the distance
Panorama with Paranal in the distance
Cosmic neighbourhood
Cosmic neighbourhood
The Lost Galaxy
The Lost Galaxy
Spiral galaxy NGC 1637
Spiral galaxy NGC 1637
Artist's impression of a gas giant planet forming in the disc around the young star HD 100546
Artist's impression of a gas giant planet forming in the disc around the young star HD 100546
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
Comet Lovejoy
Comet Lovejoy
Startrails over the Atacama
Startrails over the Atacama
ALMA Dwarfed by Mountain Peaks
ALMA Dwarfed by Mountain Peaks
Orion Watching Over ALMA
Orion Watching Over ALMA
Artist’s impression of a vampire star and its victim
Artist’s impression of a vampire star and its victim
Artist’s impression of the quasar 3C 279
Artist’s impression of the quasar 3C 279
An ALMA Antenna on the Move
An ALMA Antenna on the Move
The NTT and the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The NTT and the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
All Around Chajnantor — A 360-degree panorama
All Around Chajnantor — A 360-degree panorama
The crescent Moon and earthshine over ESO's Paranal Observatory
The crescent Moon and earthshine over ESO's Paranal Observatory
VFTS 102: the fastest rotating star
VFTS 102: the fastest rotating star
An image of the strange asteroid Lutetia from the ESA Rosetta probe
An image of the strange asteroid Lutetia from the ESA Rosetta probe
GRAAL on a Quest to Improve HAWK-I's Vision
GRAAL on a Quest to Improve HAWK-I's Vision
VISTA view of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001 and its brighter companion
VISTA view of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001 and its brighter companion
Artist’s impression of galaxies at the end of the era of reionisation (artist’s impression)
Artist’s impression of galaxies at the end of the era of reionisation (artist’s impression)
Council Room at the ESO Headquarters
Council Room at the ESO Headquarters
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
Wide-field view of the sky around a giant space blob
Wide-field view of the sky around a giant space blob
The most distant quasar
The most distant quasar
The E-ELT (artist's impression)
The E-ELT (artist's impression)
Night Begins at Paranal Observatory
Night Begins at Paranal Observatory
Beta Pictoris b (artist’s impression)
Beta Pictoris b (artist’s impression)
Cerro Armazones night-time panorama*
Cerro Armazones night-time panorama*
VLT Unit and Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
VLT Unit and Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
SEST at La Silla
SEST at La Silla
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor*
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor*
Details of the VISTA Flame Nebula image
Details of the VISTA Flame Nebula image
Transporting an Auxiliary Telescope
Transporting an Auxiliary Telescope
Evening view of Paranal and the VLT
Evening view of Paranal and the VLT
Road to La Silla
Road to La Silla
Group Portrait of the VLT with Laser Beam
Group Portrait of the VLT with Laser Beam
Road to La Silla
Road to La Silla
La Silla Telescopes in Twilight
La Silla Telescopes in Twilight
Comet McNaught over the VLT platform
Comet McNaught over the VLT platform
ESO 3.6-metre telescope - The Dome
ESO 3.6-metre telescope - The Dome
Zodiacal Light at Paranal
Zodiacal Light at Paranal
Cosmic Interactions
Cosmic Interactions
Dust Cloud in a R CrB Star (Artist's Impression)
Dust Cloud in a R CrB Star (Artist's Impression)
Jets from a Brown Dwarf (artist's impression)
Jets from a Brown Dwarf (artist's impression)
The Inner Winds of Eta Carinae
The Inner Winds of Eta Carinae
A Cometary "Aurora" at Paranal
A Cometary "Aurora" at Paranal
VLT Auxiliary Telescope
VLT Auxiliary Telescope
Asymmetric Ashes (artist's impression)
Asymmetric Ashes (artist's impression)
The APEX Telescope
The APEX Telescope
New Brown Dwarf in the Solar Neighbourhood (Artist's Impression)
New Brown Dwarf in the Solar Neighbourhood (Artist's Impression)
Paranal Observing Platform with AT1 and AT2
Paranal Observing Platform with AT1 and AT2
East of Sinus Iridum
East of Sinus Iridum
Mare Humorum
Mare Humorum
Seeing into the Heart of Mira A and its Partner
Seeing into the Heart of Mira A and its Partner
Artist’s impression of the double-star system GG Tauri-A
Artist’s impression of the double-star system GG Tauri-A
The little planet of the ESO Headquarters
The little planet of the ESO Headquarters
A dwarf among giants
A dwarf among giants
The Geyser El Tatio
The Geyser El Tatio
Three little helpers
Three little helpers
A lonely Auxiliary Telescope
A lonely Auxiliary Telescope
VLT Tracks Rosetta's Comet
VLT Tracks Rosetta's Comet
VLT Silhouettes
VLT Silhouettes
Cosmic Fire Above Paranal
Cosmic Fire Above Paranal
Milky Way Hangs Above Paranal
Milky Way Hangs Above Paranal
The Milky Way over Cerro Paranal
The Milky Way over Cerro Paranal
Colourful VLT Panorama
Colourful VLT Panorama
The ESO Headquarters extension
The ESO Headquarters extension
Very large silhouette at sunset
Very large silhouette at sunset
A Site with a View
A Site with a View
Spot the Difference
Spot the Difference
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
Zodiacal Light over Paranal
Zodiacal Light over Paranal
Cerro Armazones
Cerro Armazones
Llullaillaco
Llullaillaco
dave-jones-18
dave-jones-18
Moonlight and Zodiacal Light Over La Silla
Moonlight and Zodiacal Light Over La Silla
Warehouses at Paranal
Warehouses at Paranal
View inside a VLT Unit Telescope
View inside a VLT Unit Telescope
Panoramic view inside the dome
Panoramic view inside the dome
Atacama Nights
Atacama Nights
Super-thin Mirror Under Test at ESO
Super-thin Mirror Under Test at ESO
Sunset at Paranal Observatory
Sunset at Paranal Observatory
The globular cluster NGC 6388 observed by the European Southern Observatory
The globular cluster NGC 6388 observed by the European Southern Observatory
Star trails over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Star trails over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Two Planet-hunters Snapped at La Silla
Two Planet-hunters Snapped at La Silla
Winner of the Tweet Your Way to the VLT! anniversary competition
Winner of the Tweet Your Way to the VLT! anniversary competition
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope
Getting the VLT Ready for Even Sharper Images
Getting the VLT Ready for Even Sharper Images
Cosmic dust clouds in Messier 78
Cosmic dust clouds in Messier 78
Artist’s impression of the expected dark matter distribution around the Milky Way
Artist’s impression of the expected dark matter distribution around the Milky Way
ALMA observes a ring around the bright star Fomalhaut
ALMA observes a ring around the bright star Fomalhaut
Architect’s rendering of the new ESO Headquarters Extension (nighttime)
Architect’s rendering of the new ESO Headquarters Extension (nighttime)
The VLT four laser guide
The VLT four laser guide
The VLT goes lion hunting
The VLT goes lion hunting
Alignment of the VLTI
Alignment of the VLTI
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Starry skies above La Silla
Starry skies above La Silla
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
Galactic Bridge between Kueyen and Melipal
Galactic Bridge between Kueyen and Melipal
Hiding in Plain Sight — the elusive Carina Dwarf Galaxy
Hiding in Plain Sight — the elusive Carina Dwarf Galaxy
A Blood Moon over ESO’s Headquarters
A Blood Moon over ESO’s Headquarters
By the Light of the Moon
By the Light of the Moon
OmegaCAM, the monster camera of the VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM, the monster camera of the VLT Survey Telescope
The VLT Survey Telescope observing on a moonlit night
The VLT Survey Telescope observing on a moonlit night
A New Era for Astronomy
A New Era for Astronomy
Monuments of Science*
Monuments of Science*
IRAS 13481-6124 and its cradle
IRAS 13481-6124 and its cradle
Planet around Beta Pictoris
Planet around Beta Pictoris
Moving ALMA antennas to the Atacama Compact Array pads
Moving ALMA antennas to the Atacama Compact Array pads
An infrared/visible comparison view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula
An infrared/visible comparison view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula
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