ESOcast 99 Light: ALMA Sheds Light on the First Stars (4K UHD)

ALMA observations have revealed that a very distant galaxy, seen when the Universe was just 4% of its current age, was rich in cosmic dust. This ESOcast Light quickly looks at what this means and why it is important.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.

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ESO

Editing: Herbert Zodet. 
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Thomas Barratt, Lauren Fuge, Oana Sandu & Richard Hook.
Music: Jennifer Athena Galatis. 
Footage and photos: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA, ESA, ESO and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna)/spaceengine.org/Digitized Sky Survey 2, M. Kornmesser and  P. Horálek.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet. 
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1708a
Release date:8 March 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1708
Duration:01 m 13 s

About the Object

Name:A2744_YD4
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Category:ESOcast

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