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ESO 1. Science

1. The Earth in the Universe
The Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope
The International Space Station
The International Space Station
Repairing the IIS
Repairing the IIS
The IIS, the Earth and the Moon
The IIS, the Earth and the Moon
Robot arm over Earth with sunburst
Robot arm over Earth with sunburst
Space shuttle Discovery
Space shuttle Discovery
Space shuttle Endeavour (I)
Space shuttle Endeavour (I)
Space shuttle Endeavour (II)
Space shuttle Endeavour (II)
Phoenix spaceprobe descending to Mars on 25 may 2008
Phoenix spaceprobe descending to Mars on 25 may 2008
Milky Way
Milky Way
Milky Way and Jupiter
Milky Way and Jupiter
Spiral galaxy NGC 4414
Spiral galaxy NGC 4414
Barred spiral galaxy NGC1300
Barred spiral galaxy NGC1300
Galaxy system Arp-87
Galaxy system Arp-87
Galactic collision
Galactic collision
Cluster of galaxies Abell 1689
Cluster of galaxies Abell 1689
Cluster of galaxies
Cluster of galaxies
Orion nebula
Orion nebula
Carina nebula
Carina nebula
Eagle nebula
Eagle nebula
Crab nebula
Crab nebula
Veil nebula
Veil nebula
Homunculus nebula
Homunculus nebula
God's eye nebula
God's eye nebula
God's hand nebula
God's hand nebula
Remnants of the supernova SN1006 (I)
Remnants of the supernova SN1006 (I)
Remnants of the supernova SN1006 (II)
Remnants of the supernova SN1006 (II)
The Pillars of Creation: star formation in the Eagle Nebula
The Pillars of Creation: star formation in the Eagle Nebula
Star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The Cosmos Middle Finger: is God angry with us?
The Cosmos Middle Finger: is God angry with us?
Constellation of Orion
Constellation of Orion
How black holes swallow stars
How black holes swallow stars
The Sun
The Sun
Spots on Sun's surface
Spots on Sun's surface
Solar storm of magnetic plasma taken by the SOHO space probe
Solar storm of magnetic plasma taken by the SOHO space probe
Multiple visions of the Sun from the SDO spacecraft (I)
Multiple visions of the Sun from the SDO spacecraft (I)
Multiple visions of the Sun from the SDO spacecraft (II)
Multiple visions of the Sun from the SDO spacecraft (II)
Total solar eclipse
Total solar eclipse
Total solar eclipse from space
Total solar eclipse from space
Sun's radiation spectrum
Sun's radiation spectrum
Asteroid Vesta from Dawn spacecraft
Asteroid Vesta from Dawn spacecraft
Asteroid Mathilde
Asteroid Mathilde
Comets' pathway
Comets' pathway
Comets' tails (I)
Comets' tails (I)
Comets' tails (II)
Comets' tails (II)
Comet Halley in 1910
Comet Halley in 1910
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp and Aurora Borealis
Comet Hale-Bopp and Aurora Borealis
Solar System's planets and dwarf planets
Solar System's planets and dwarf planets
The rocky planets and some moons
The rocky planets and some moons
The gaseous planets compared to the Earth
The gaseous planets compared to the Earth
Venus near the Moon
Venus near the Moon
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Mars seen from the Rosetta spaceprobe
Mars seen from the Rosetta spaceprobe
Sunset in Mars
Sunset in Mars
Victoria crater in Mars, taken by the Opportunity rover
Victoria crater in Mars, taken by the Opportunity rover
Water on Mars?
Water on Mars?
Mars' moon Phobos
Mars' moon Phobos
Jupiter's atmosphere
Jupiter's atmosphere
Surface of Jupiter's moon Europa from the Galileo spaceprobe
Surface of Jupiter's moon Europa from the Galileo spaceprobe
Aurora borealis in Saturn
Aurora borealis in Saturn
Saturn seen from the Cassini spaceprobe (I)
Saturn seen from the Cassini spaceprobe (I)
Saturn seen from the Cassini spaceprobe (II)
Saturn seen from the Cassini spaceprobe (II)
2000 km across hurricane in Saturn's north pole, from the Cassini spaceprobe
2000 km across hurricane in Saturn's north pole, from the Cassini spaceprobe
Saturn's moon Rhea
Saturn's moon Rhea
Saturn's moon Iapetus from the Cassini spaceprobe
Saturn's moon Iapetus from the Cassini spaceprobe
Solstices and equinoxes
Solstices and equinoxes
Aurora Borealis seen from the space
Aurora Borealis seen from the space
The Earth and the Moon
The Earth and the Moon
The Earth and the Moon from Mars
The Earth and the Moon from Mars
Earth setting down from the Moon
Earth setting down from the Moon
Impact crater in the Sahara Desert
Impact crater in the Sahara Desert
A day in the arctic summer
A day in the arctic summer
The Moon
The Moon
The Moon's phases
The Moon's phases
Total lunar eclipse
Total lunar eclipse
8. The Plant Kingdom
Global vegetation map
Global vegetation map
Plant environmental benefits
Plant environmental benefits
Flower parts
Flower parts
Simple leaf parts
Simple leaf parts
Leaf shapes
Leaf shapes
Leaf margins
Leaf margins
Leaf venations
Leaf venations
External stem anatomy
External stem anatomy
External root anatomy
External root anatomy
<i>Lunularia</i>, a liverwort
Lunularia, a liverwort
<i>Phaeoceros</i>, a hornwort
Phaeoceros, a hornwort
<i>Anthoceros</i>, a hornwort
Anthoceros, a hornwort
<i>Tortula</i>, a moss
Tortula, a moss
<i>Equisetum</i>, a horsetail
Equisetum, a horsetail
Spore forming strobilus of <i>Equisetum</i>
Spore forming strobilus of Equisetum
Unrolling fern frond
Unrolling fern frond
Underside of a fern frond
Underside of a fern frond
Maritime pine (<i>Pinus pinaster</i>)
Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster)
Stone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>)
Stone pine (Pinus pinea)
Stone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Bark
Stone pine (Pinus pinea) - Bark
Stone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Leaves
Stone pine (Pinus pinea) - Leaves
Stone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Expanding shoot in spring
Stone pine (Pinus pinea) - Expanding shoot in spring
Stone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Closed female cone
Stone pine (Pinus pinea) - Closed female cone
Stone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Open female cone
Stone pine (Pinus pinea) - Open female cone
Pinecone opening
Pinecone opening
Stone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Scale from female cone
Stone pine (Pinus pinea) - Scale from female cone
Stone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Male cones
Stone pine (Pinus pinea) - Male cones
Norway spruce (<i>Picea abies</i>)
Norway spruce (Picea abies)
Norway spruce (<i>Picea abies</i>) - Shoot
Norway spruce (Picea abies) - Shoot
Norway spruce (<i>Picea abies</i>) - Open female cone
Norway spruce (Picea abies) - Open female cone
Lebanon cedar (<i>Cedrus libani</i>)
Lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani)
Atlas cedar (<i>Cedrus atlantica</i>)
Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica)
Atlas cedar (<i>Cedrus atlantica</i>) - Foliage and female cone
Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) - Foliage and female cone
Atlas cedar (<i>Cedrus atlantica</i>) - Foliage and male cones
Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) - Foliage and male cones
European yew (<i>Taxus baccata</i>): cone and leaves
European yew (Taxus baccata): cone and leaves
Mediterranean cypress (<i>Cupressus sempervirens</i>): scale-like leaves and cones
Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens): scale-like leaves and cones
Common juniper (<i>Juniperus communis</i>): needle-like leaves and cones
Common juniper (Juniperus communis): needle-like leaves and cones
<i>Sequoiadendron</i>: the General Grant tree
Sequoiadendron: the General Grant tree
<i>Gingko biloba</i> (I)
Gingko biloba (I)
<i>Gingko biloba</i> (II)
Gingko biloba (II)
Beech (<i>Fagus sylvatica</i>) - Forest
Beech (Fagus sylvatica) - Forest
Beech (<i>Fagus sylvatica</i>) - Foliage
Beech (Fagus sylvatica) - Foliage
Beech (<i>Fagus sylvatica</i>) - Leaves and beechnuts
Beech (Fagus sylvatica) - Leaves and beechnuts
Pedunculate oak (<i>Quercus robur</i>)
Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)
Pyrenean oak (<i>Quercus pyrenaica</i>)
Pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica)
Holm oak (<i>Quercus ilex</i>)
Holm oak (Quercus ilex)
Cork oak (<i>Quercus suber</i>) - Leaves
Cork oak (Quercus suber) - Leaves
Cork oak (<i>Quercus suber</i>) - Acorns
Cork oak (Quercus suber) - Acorns
Cork oak (<i>Quercus suber</i>) - Harvested bark
Cork oak (Quercus suber) - Harvested bark
Black poplar (<i>Populus nigra</i>)
Black poplar (Populus nigra)
Black poplar (<i>Populus nigra</i>) - Leaves
Black poplar (Populus nigra) - Leaves
Black poplar (<i>Populus nigra</i>) - Burrs on bark
Black poplar (Populus nigra) - Burrs on bark
White poplar (<i>Populus alba</i>) - Leaves and catkins
White poplar (Populus alba) - Leaves and catkins
White poplar (<i>Populus alba</i>) - Leaves
White poplar (Populus alba) - Leaves
Common aspen (<i>Populus tremula</i>) - Leaves (I)
Common aspen (Populus tremula) - Leaves (I)
Common aspen (<i>Populus tremula</i>) - Leaves (II)
Common aspen (Populus tremula) - Leaves (II)
Weeping willow (<i>Salix sepulcralis</i>)
Weeping willow (Salix sepulcralis)
Weeping willow (<i>Salix sepulcralis</i>) - Leaves and catkins
Weeping willow (Salix sepulcralis) - Leaves and catkins
White willow (<i>Salix alba</i>)
White willow (Salix alba)
White willow (<i>Salix alba</i>) - Leaves
White willow (Salix alba) - Leaves
White willow (<i>Salix alba</i>) - Catkin
White willow (Salix alba) - Catkin
Narrow-leafed ash (<i>Fraxinus angustifolia</i>) - Leaves
Narrow-leafed ash (Fraxinus angustifolia) - Leaves
European ash (<i>Fraxinus excelsior</i>) - Leave
European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - Leave
European ash (<i>Fraxinus excelsior</i>) - Seeds
European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - Seeds
Silver Birch (<i>Betula pendula</i>)
Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
Silver Birch (<i>Betula pendula</i>) - Leaves
Silver Birch (Betula pendula) - Leaves
Silver Birch (<i>Betula pendula</i>) - Leaves and catkin
Silver Birch (Betula pendula) - Leaves and catkin
Silver Birch (<i>Betula pendula</i>) - Bark
Silver Birch (Betula pendula) - Bark
Wych elm (<i>Ulmus glabra</i>)
Wych elm (Ulmus glabra)
European white elm (<i>Ulmus laevis</i>)
European white elm (Ulmus laevis)
Box elder maple (<i>Acer negundo</i>)
Box elder maple (Acer negundo)
Norway maple (<i>Acer platanoides</i>)
Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
Field maple (<i>Acer campestre</i>)
Field maple (Acer campestre)
London plane (<i>Platanus x hispanica</i>) (I)
London plane (Platanus x hispanica) (I)
London plane (<i>Platanus x hispanica</i>) (II)
London plane (Platanus x hispanica) (II)
Common privet (<i>Ligustrum vulgare</i>)
Common privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
White mulberry (<i>Morus alba</i>)
White mulberry (Morus alba)
Black mulberry (<i>Morus nigra</i>)
Black mulberry (Morus nigra)
Mimosa (<i>Acacia dealbata</i>) (I)
Mimosa (Acacia dealbata) (I)
Mimosa (<i>Acacia dealbata</i>) (II)
Mimosa (Acacia dealbata) (II)
Common dogwood (<i>Cornus sanguinea</i>) (I)
Common dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) (I)
Common dogwood (<i>Cornus sanguinea</i>) (II)
Common dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) (II)

ESO 2. Science

ESO 3. Biology and Geology

ESO 4. Biology and Geology

4. Natural History of the Earth
Why is the fossil record gappy and uneven?
Why is the fossil record gappy and uneven?
Ripple marks
Ripple marks
Artistic depiction of the protoplanetary disk
Artistic depiction of the protoplanetary disk
Artistic depiction of the process of accretion in the protoplanetary disk
Artistic depiction of the process of accretion in the protoplanetary disk
Artistic depiction of the collision between Theia and the Earth (I)
Artistic depiction of the collision between Theia and the Earth (I)
Artistic depiction of the collision between Theia and the Earth (II)
Artistic depiction of the collision between Theia and the Earth (II)
Acasta gneiss (I)
Acasta gneiss (I)
Acasta gneiss (II)
Acasta gneiss (II)
Earth's ice through geologic time
Earth's ice through geologic time
Earth's clock
Earth's clock
Fossil stromatolites
Fossil stromatolites
Alive stromatolites in Shark Bay, Australia
Alive stromatolites in Shark Bay, Australia
Filamentous cyanobacteria
Filamentous cyanobacteria
Depiction of Ediacaran life forms
Depiction of Ediacaran life forms
Anatomy of trilobites
Anatomy of trilobites
Trilobite in lateral and ventral views
Trilobite in lateral and ventral views
Enrolled trilobite
Enrolled trilobite
Cruziana, trackways of trilobites (I)
Cruziana, trackways of trilobites (I)
Cruziana, trackways of trilobites (II)
Cruziana, trackways of trilobites (II)
Reconstruction of an ammonite
Reconstruction of an ammonite
Large ammonite fossil
Large ammonite fossil
Iridiscent ammonite fossil
Iridiscent ammonite fossil
The truth about dinosaurs
The truth about dinosaurs
Fossil of <i>Archaeopteryx</i> (I)
Fossil of Archaeopteryx (I)
Fossil of <i>Archaeopteryx</i> (II) with impressions of feathers
Fossil of Archaeopteryx (II) with impressions of feathers
Fossil of <i>Archaeopteryx</i> (III) with impressions of feathers
Fossil of Archaeopteryx (III) with impressions of feathers
Replica of an <i>Archaeopteryx</i> skeleton
Replica of an Archaeopteryx skeleton
Model of <i>Archaeopteryx</i>
Model of Archaeopteryx
The crater of Chicxulub
The crater of Chicxulub
Phylogenetic tree of Primates
Phylogenetic tree of Primates
Hominoids' skeletons
Hominoids' skeletons
Phylogenetic tree of Hominines (I)
Phylogenetic tree of Hominines (I)
Phylogenetic tree of Hominines (II)
Phylogenetic tree of Hominines (II)
Phylogenetic tree of Hominines (III)
Phylogenetic tree of Hominines (III)
Pelvic girdle in hominines
Pelvic girdle in hominines
Toumaï (<i>Sahelanthhropus tchadensis</i>)
Toumaï (Sahelanthhropus tchadensis)
<i>Ardipithecus ramidus</i>
Ardipithecus ramidus
<i>Paranthropus aethiopicus</i>
Paranthropus aethiopicus
<i>Paranthropus boisei</i> (I)
Paranthropus boisei (I)
<i>Paranthropus boisei</i> (II)
Paranthropus boisei (II)
<i>Kenyanthropus platyops</i>
Kenyanthropus platyops
Lucy (<i>Australopithecus afarensis</i>)
Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis)
Reconstruction of the skull of <i>Australopithecus afarensis</i>
Reconstruction of the skull of Australopithecus afarensis
Mrs. Ples (<i>Australopithecus africanus</i>)
Mrs. Ples (Australopithecus africanus)
<i>Homo habilis</i>
Homo habilis
Turkana boy (<i>Homo ergaster</i>)
Turkana boy (Homo ergaster)
Incomplete skull of <i>Homo antecessor</i> from Atapuerca (Spain)
Incomplete skull of Homo antecessor from Atapuerca (Spain)
<i>Homo heidelbergensis</i>
Homo heidelbergensis
<i>Homo neanderthalensis</i>
Homo neanderthalensis
Archaic <i>Homo sapiens</i> (Cro-Magnon)
Archaic Homo sapiens (Cro-Magnon)
Comparison between <i>H. sapiens</i> and <i>H. neanderthalensis</i> skulls
Comparison between H. sapiens and H. neanderthalensis skulls
7. The Earth's Internal Energy
Earth's cutaway
Earth's cutaway
Convection currents in the Asthenosphere
Convection currents in the Asthenosphere
Prominent hotspots (I)
Prominent hotspots (I)
Prominent hotspots (II)
Prominent hotspots (II)
Heat flow in the Geosphere
Heat flow in the Geosphere
The structure of a volcano
The structure of a volcano
Mount Egmont volcano in New Zealand
Mount Egmont volcano in New Zealand
Cleveland volcano in the Aleutian Islands
Cleveland volcano in the Aleutian Islands
Volcanic landscape in Saudi Arabia
Volcanic landscape in Saudi Arabia
Hawaii archipelago
Hawaii archipelago
Mons Olympus volcano in Mars
Mons Olympus volcano in Mars
The Pacific Ring of Fire
The Pacific Ring of Fire
Map of volcanoes
Map of volcanoes
Map of earthquakes
Map of earthquakes
Map of earthquakes epicenters in the past decades
Map of earthquakes epicenters in the past decades
Quakes in the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench
Quakes in the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench
Types of seismic waves
Types of seismic waves
Diagram of the formation of a tsunami
Diagram of the formation of a tsunami
Water retreatment in the coast of Sri-Lanka before the tsunami
Water retreatment in the coast of Sri-Lanka before the tsunami
The Himalayas
The Himalayas
The opening of the Atlantic Ocean according to Antonio Snider-Pellegrini in 1858
The opening of the Atlantic Ocean according to Antonio Snider-Pellegrini in 1858
Pangaea
Pangaea
Labelled map of the tectonic plates
Labelled map of the tectonic plates
Blank map of the tectonic plates
Blank map of the tectonic plates
Earth's map showing the oceanic relief
Earth's map showing the oceanic relief
Oceanic relief in the northern Pacific
Oceanic relief in the northern Pacific
The structure of a continental margin
The structure of a continental margin
Types of tectonic boundaries
Types of tectonic boundaries
Divergent tectonic boundary in Iceland
Divergent tectonic boundary in Iceland
Divergent tectonic boundary in the Persian Gulf
Divergent tectonic boundary in the Persian Gulf
Convergent tectonic boundary between two continental plates
Convergent tectonic boundary between two continental plates
Convergent tectonic boundary between two continental plates: the Himalayas
Convergent tectonic boundary between two continental plates: the Himalayas
Convergent tectonic boundary between an oceanic and a continental plate
Convergent tectonic boundary between an oceanic and a continental plate
Marianas trench
Marianas trench
Bathyscaphe Trieste
Bathyscaphe Trieste
Convergent tectonic boundary between an oceanic plate and a mixed plate
Convergent tectonic boundary between an oceanic plate and a mixed plate
Transform boundary in the San Andreas fault
Transform boundary in the San Andreas fault
Peridotite
Peridotite
Gabbro
Gabbro
Diorite
Diorite
Grey granite
Grey granite
Red granite
Red granite
Syenite
Syenite
Pegmatite
Pegmatite
Porphyry
Porphyry
Andesite
Andesite
Basalt
Basalt
Pumice
Pumice
Obsidiane
Obsidiane
Slate
Slate
Phyllite
Phyllite
Micaceous schist
Micaceous schist
Micaceous garnetiferous schist
Micaceous garnetiferous schist
Banded gneiss
Banded gneiss
Augen gneiss
Augen gneiss
Marble
Marble
Quartzite
Quartzite