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ESO 1. Science

1. The Earth in the Universe
The Hubble Space TelescopeThe Hubble Space TelescopeThe International Space StationThe International Space StationRepairing the IISRepairing the IISThe IIS, the Earth and the MoonThe IIS, the Earth and the MoonRobot arm over Earth with sunburstRobot arm over Earth with sunburstSpace shuttle DiscoverySpace shuttle DiscoverySpace shuttle Endeavour (I)Space shuttle Endeavour (I)Space shuttle Endeavour (II)Space shuttle Endeavour (II)Phoenix spaceprobe descending to Mars on 25 may 2008Phoenix spaceprobe descending to Mars on 25 may 2008Milky WayMilky WayMilky Way and JupiterMilky Way and JupiterSpiral galaxy NGC 4414Spiral galaxy NGC 4414Barred spiral galaxy NGC1300Barred spiral galaxy NGC1300Galaxy system Arp-87Galaxy system Arp-87Galactic collisionGalactic collisionCluster of galaxies Abell 1689Cluster of galaxies Abell 1689Cluster of galaxiesCluster of galaxiesOrion nebulaOrion nebulaCarina nebulaCarina nebulaEagle nebulaEagle nebulaCrab nebulaCrab nebulaVeil nebulaVeil nebulaHomunculus nebulaHomunculus nebulaGod's eye nebulaGod's eye nebulaGod's hand nebulaGod's hand nebulaRemnants 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 NebulaThe Pillars of Creation: star formation in the Eagle NebulaStar formation in the Large Magellanic CloudStar formation in the Large Magellanic CloudThe Cosmos Middle Finger: is God angry with us?The Cosmos Middle Finger: is God angry with us?Constellation of OrionConstellation of OrionHow black holes swallow starsHow black holes swallow starsThe SunThe SunSpots on Sun's surfaceSpots on Sun's surfaceSolar storm of magnetic plasma taken by the SOHO space probeSolar storm of magnetic plasma taken by the SOHO space probeMultiple 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 eclipseTotal solar eclipseTotal solar eclipse from spaceTotal solar eclipse from spaceSun's radiation spectrumSun's radiation spectrumAsteroid Vesta from Dawn spacecraftAsteroid Vesta from Dawn spacecraftAsteroid MathildeAsteroid MathildeComets' pathwayComets' pathwayComets' tails (I)Comets' tails (I)Comets' tails (II)Comets' tails (II)Comet Halley in 1910Comet Halley in 1910Comet Hale-BoppComet Hale-BoppComet Hale-Bopp and Aurora BorealisComet Hale-Bopp and Aurora BorealisSolar System's planets and dwarf planetsSolar System's planets and dwarf planetsThe rocky planets and some moonsThe rocky planets and some moonsThe gaseous planets compared to the EarthThe gaseous planets compared to the EarthVenus near the MoonVenus near the MoonVenusVenusMarsMarsMars seen from the Rosetta spaceprobeMars seen from the Rosetta spaceprobeSunset in MarsSunset in MarsVictoria crater in Mars, taken by the Opportunity roverVictoria crater in Mars, taken by the Opportunity roverWater on Mars?Water on Mars?Mars' moon PhobosMars' moon PhobosJupiter's atmosphereJupiter's atmosphereSurface of Jupiter's moon Europa from the Galileo spaceprobeSurface of Jupiter's moon Europa from the Galileo spaceprobeAurora borealis in SaturnAurora borealis in SaturnSaturn 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 spaceprobe2000 km across hurricane in Saturn's north pole, from the Cassini spaceprobeSaturn's moon RheaSaturn's moon RheaSaturn's moon Iapetus from the Cassini spaceprobeSaturn's moon Iapetus from the Cassini spaceprobeSolstices and equinoxesSolstices and equinoxesAurora Borealis seen from the spaceAurora Borealis seen from the spaceThe Earth and the MoonThe Earth and the MoonThe Earth and the Moon from MarsThe Earth and the Moon from MarsEarth setting down from the MoonEarth setting down from the MoonImpact crater in the Sahara DesertImpact crater in the Sahara DesertA day in the arctic summerA day in the arctic summerThe MoonThe MoonThe Moon's phasesThe Moon's phasesTotal lunar eclipseTotal lunar eclipse
8. The Plant Kingdom
Global vegetation mapGlobal vegetation mapPlant environmental benefitsPlant environmental benefitsFlower partsFlower partsSimple leaf partsSimple leaf partsLeaf shapesLeaf shapesLeaf marginsLeaf marginsLeaf venationsLeaf venationsExternal stem anatomyExternal stem anatomyExternal root anatomyExternal root anatomy<i>Lunularia</i>, a liverwortLunularia, a liverwort<i>Phaeoceros</i>, a hornwortPhaeoceros, a hornwort<i>Anthoceros</i>, a hornwortAnthoceros, a hornwort<i>Tortula</i>, a mossTortula, a moss<i>Equisetum</i>, a horsetailEquisetum, a horsetailSpore forming strobilus of <i>Equisetum</i>Spore forming strobilus of EquisetumUnrolling fern frondUnrolling fern frondUnderside of a fern frondUnderside of a fern frondMaritime 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>) - BarkStone pine (Pinus pinea) - BarkStone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - LeavesStone pine (Pinus pinea) - LeavesStone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Expanding shoot in springStone pine (Pinus pinea) - Expanding shoot in springStone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Closed female coneStone pine (Pinus pinea) - Closed female coneStone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Open female coneStone pine (Pinus pinea) - Open female conePinecone openingPinecone openingStone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Scale from female coneStone pine (Pinus pinea) - Scale from female coneStone pine (<i>Pinus pinea</i>) - Male conesStone pine (Pinus pinea) - Male conesNorway spruce (<i>Picea abies</i>)Norway spruce (Picea abies)Norway spruce (<i>Picea abies</i>) - ShootNorway spruce (Picea abies) - ShootNorway spruce (<i>Picea abies</i>) - Open female coneNorway spruce (Picea abies) - Open female coneLebanon 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 coneAtlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) - Foliage and female coneAtlas cedar (<i>Cedrus atlantica</i>) - Foliage and male conesAtlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) - Foliage and male conesEuropean yew (<i>Taxus baccata</i>): cone and leavesEuropean yew (Taxus baccata): cone and leavesMediterranean cypress (<i>Cupressus sempervirens</i>): scale-like leaves and conesMediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens): scale-like leaves and conesCommon juniper (<i>Juniperus communis</i>): needle-like leaves and conesCommon juniper (Juniperus communis): needle-like leaves and cones<i>Sequoiadendron</i>: the General Grant treeSequoiadendron: 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>) - ForestBeech (Fagus sylvatica) - ForestBeech (<i>Fagus sylvatica</i>) - FoliageBeech (Fagus sylvatica) - FoliageBeech (<i>Fagus sylvatica</i>) - Leaves and beechnutsBeech (Fagus sylvatica) - Leaves and beechnutsPedunculate 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>) - LeavesCork oak (Quercus suber) - LeavesCork oak (<i>Quercus suber</i>) - AcornsCork oak (Quercus suber) - AcornsCork oak (<i>Quercus suber</i>) - Harvested barkCork oak (Quercus suber) - Harvested barkBlack poplar (<i>Populus nigra</i>)Black poplar (Populus nigra)Black poplar (<i>Populus nigra</i>) - LeavesBlack poplar (Populus nigra) - LeavesBlack poplar (<i>Populus nigra</i>) - Burrs on barkBlack poplar (Populus nigra) - Burrs on barkWhite poplar (<i>Populus alba</i>) - Leaves and catkinsWhite poplar (Populus alba) - Leaves and catkinsWhite poplar (<i>Populus alba</i>) - LeavesWhite poplar (Populus alba) - LeavesCommon 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 catkinsWeeping willow (Salix sepulcralis) - Leaves and catkinsWhite willow (<i>Salix alba</i>)White willow (Salix alba)White willow (<i>Salix alba</i>) - LeavesWhite willow (Salix alba) - LeavesWhite willow (<i>Salix alba</i>) - CatkinWhite willow (Salix alba) - CatkinNarrow-leafed ash (<i>Fraxinus angustifolia</i>) - LeavesNarrow-leafed ash (Fraxinus angustifolia) - LeavesEuropean ash (<i>Fraxinus excelsior</i>) - LeaveEuropean ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - LeaveEuropean ash (<i>Fraxinus excelsior</i>) - SeedsEuropean ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - SeedsSilver Birch (<i>Betula pendula</i>)Silver Birch (Betula pendula)Silver Birch (<i>Betula pendula</i>) - LeavesSilver Birch (Betula pendula) - LeavesSilver Birch (<i>Betula pendula</i>) - Leaves and catkinSilver Birch (Betula pendula) - Leaves and catkinSilver Birch (<i>Betula pendula</i>) - BarkSilver Birch (Betula pendula) - BarkWych 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 marksRipple marksArtistic depiction of the protoplanetary diskArtistic depiction of the protoplanetary diskArtistic depiction of the process of accretion in the protoplanetary diskArtistic depiction of the process of accretion in the protoplanetary diskArtistic 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 timeEarth's ice through geologic timeEarth's clockEarth's clockFossil stromatolitesFossil stromatolitesAlive stromatolites in Shark Bay, AustraliaAlive stromatolites in Shark Bay, AustraliaFilamentous cyanobacteriaFilamentous cyanobacteriaDepiction of Ediacaran life formsDepiction of Ediacaran life formsAnatomy of trilobitesAnatomy of trilobitesTrilobite in lateral and ventral viewsTrilobite in lateral and ventral viewsEnrolled trilobiteEnrolled trilobiteCruziana, trackways of trilobites (I)Cruziana, trackways of trilobites (I)Cruziana, trackways of trilobites (II)Cruziana, trackways of trilobites (II)Reconstruction of an ammoniteReconstruction of an ammoniteLarge ammonite fossilLarge ammonite fossilIridiscent ammonite fossilIridiscent ammonite fossilThe truth about dinosaursThe truth about dinosaursFossil of <i>Archaeopteryx</i> (I)Fossil of Archaeopteryx (I)Fossil of <i>Archaeopteryx</i> (II) with impressions of feathersFossil of Archaeopteryx (II) with impressions of feathersFossil of <i>Archaeopteryx</i> (III) with impressions of feathersFossil of Archaeopteryx (III) with impressions of feathersReplica of an <i>Archaeopteryx</i> skeletonReplica of an Archaeopteryx skeletonModel of <i>Archaeopteryx</i>Model of ArchaeopteryxThe crater of ChicxulubThe crater of ChicxulubPhylogenetic tree of PrimatesPhylogenetic tree of PrimatesHominoids' skeletonsHominoids' skeletonsPhylogenetic 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 homininesPelvic girdle in homininesToumaï (<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 platyopsLucy (<i>Australopithecus afarensis</i>)Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis)Reconstruction of the skull of <i>Australopithecus afarensis</i>Reconstruction of the skull of Australopithecus afarensisMrs. Ples (<i>Australopithecus africanus</i>)Mrs. Ples (Australopithecus africanus)<i>Homo habilis</i>Homo habilisTurkana 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 neanderthalensisArchaic <i>Homo sapiens</i> (Cro-Magnon)Archaic Homo sapiens (Cro-Magnon)Comparison between <i>H. sapiens</i> and <i>H. neanderthalensis</i> skullsComparison between H. sapiens and H. neanderthalensis skulls
7. The Earth's Internal Energy
Earth's cutawayEarth's cutawayConvection currents in the AsthenosphereConvection currents in the AsthenosphereProminent hotspots (I)Prominent hotspots (I)Prominent hotspots (II)Prominent hotspots (II)Heat flow in the GeosphereHeat flow in the GeosphereThe structure of a volcanoThe structure of a volcanoMount Egmont volcano in New ZealandMount Egmont volcano in New ZealandCleveland volcano in the Aleutian IslandsCleveland volcano in the Aleutian IslandsVolcanic landscape in Saudi ArabiaVolcanic landscape in Saudi ArabiaHawaii archipelagoHawaii archipelagoMons Olympus volcano in MarsMons Olympus volcano in MarsThe Pacific Ring of FireThe Pacific Ring of FireMap of volcanoesMap of volcanoesMap of earthquakesMap of earthquakesMap of earthquakes epicenters in the past decadesMap of earthquakes epicenters in the past decadesQuakes in the Kuril-Kamchatka TrenchQuakes in the Kuril-Kamchatka TrenchTypes of seismic wavesTypes of seismic wavesDiagram of the formation of a tsunamiDiagram of the formation of a tsunamiWater retreatment in the coast of Sri-Lanka before the tsunamiWater retreatment in the coast of Sri-Lanka before the tsunamiThe HimalayasThe HimalayasThe opening of the Atlantic Ocean according to Antonio Snider-Pellegrini in 1858The opening of the Atlantic Ocean according to Antonio Snider-Pellegrini in 1858PangaeaPangaeaLabelled map of the tectonic platesLabelled map of the tectonic platesBlank map of the tectonic platesBlank map of the tectonic platesEarth's map showing the oceanic reliefEarth's map showing the oceanic reliefOceanic relief in the northern PacificOceanic relief in the northern PacificThe structure of a continental marginThe structure of a continental marginTypes of tectonic boundariesTypes of tectonic boundariesDivergent tectonic boundary in IcelandDivergent tectonic boundary in IcelandDivergent tectonic boundary in the Persian GulfDivergent tectonic boundary in the Persian GulfConvergent tectonic boundary between two continental platesConvergent tectonic boundary between two continental platesConvergent tectonic boundary between two continental plates: the HimalayasConvergent tectonic boundary between two continental plates: the HimalayasConvergent tectonic boundary between an oceanic and a continental plateConvergent tectonic boundary between an oceanic and a continental plateMarianas trenchMarianas trenchBathyscaphe TriesteBathyscaphe TriesteConvergent tectonic boundary between an oceanic plate and a mixed plateConvergent tectonic boundary between an oceanic plate and a mixed plateTransform boundary in the San Andreas faultTransform boundary in the San Andreas faultPeridotitePeridotiteGabbroGabbroDioriteDioriteGrey graniteGrey graniteRed graniteRed graniteSyeniteSyenitePegmatitePegmatitePorphyryPorphyryAndesiteAndesiteBasaltBasaltPumicePumiceObsidianeObsidianeSlateSlatePhyllitePhylliteMicaceous schistMicaceous schistMicaceous garnetiferous schistMicaceous garnetiferous schistBanded gneissBanded gneissAugen gneissAugen gneissMarbleMarbleQuartziteQuartzite