ESOcast 92 Light: ALMA Starts Observing the Sun (4K UHD)

The ALMA telescope has been used to study the Sun for the first time. It is also the first time that an ESO facility has been used to study our nearest star.

This ESOcast Light takes a quick look at the main facts and why this is an important step for the future of solar observing.

The video is available in 4K UHD.



Visual Design and Editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Thomas Barratt, Lauren Fuge, Oana Sandu & Richard Hook.
Music: Harut Katadzhyan/New Horizons.
Footage and photos: ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA/SDO and the AIA.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:17 January 2017, 15:00
Related releases:eso1703
Duration:01 m 18 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Sun
Type:Solar System : Star : Feature : Photosphere : Sunspot
Solar System

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