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As experts in scientific and specialist imagery, we source from institutions, expert photographers and organisations throughout the world. We are unrivalled in the breadth of our library and in some cases are sole representatives. This is because of our expertise but also because of the mutually beneficial agreements we offer our contributors and the care each image receives.

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R820/0384 Sombrero Galaxy

R820/0384 Sombrero Galaxy

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European Southern Observatory

The European Southern Observatory's images of space showcase the wonders of the southern night sky, from comets passing close by to the most distant galaxies. From observatories high above Chile's Atacama desert, ESO's world-leading telescopes have captured a wide range of celestial objects.

European Southern Observatory