ESOcast 72: Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D

The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for a total of 27 hours the new observations reveal the distances, motions and other properties of far more galaxies than ever before in this tiny piece of the sky. But they also go beyond Hubble and reveal many previously unseen objects.

This ESOcast explains what makes the new MUSE observations so significant and shows how astronomers interpret three-dimensional datacubes of the distant Universe.

You can subscribe to the ESOcasts in iTunes, receive future episodes on YouTube or follow us on Vimeo.
Many other ESOcast episodes are also available.
Find out how to view and contribute subtitles for the ESOcast in multiple languages, or translate this video on dotSUB.

Credit:

ESO.
Editing: Herbert Zodet. 
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. 
Written by: Christopher Marshall, Richard Hook and Herbert Zodet.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. 
Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, MUSE Consortium/R. Bacon, Robert Williams and the Hubble Deep Field Team (STScI), the HDF-S Team, F. Summers (STScI), NASA/ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), Mario Nonino, Piero Rosati and the ESO GOODS Team.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet. 
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1507a
Release date:26 February 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1507
Related announcements:ann15012
Duration:05 m 11 s

About the Object

Name:Hubble Deep Field South
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Category:Cosmology
ESOcast

HD


Large

Large QT
80.0 MB

Medium

Video Podcast
58.2 MB
Medium MPEG-1
131.1 MB
Medium Flash
64.6 MB

For Broadcasters


Script

Script
87.7 KB

Subtitles

Chinese
4.5 KB
Czech
4.8 KB
Dutch; Flemish
5.0 KB
English
4.6 KB
Esperanto
4.7 KB
French
5.2 KB
German
4.8 KB
Greek
7.7 KB
Indonesian
4.6 KB
Italian
4.9 KB
Macedonian
7.6 KB
Polish
4.9 KB
Portuguese
5.0 KB
Russian
7.0 KB
Slovenian
4.6 KB
Turkish
4.9 KB
Ukrainian
7.0 KB
Vietnamese
6.3 KB

Also see our