ESOcast 102 Light: Dramatic Stellar Fireworks (4K UHD)

Stellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new ALMA observations of the Orion Nebula complex provide insights into explosions at the other end of the stellar life cycle, star birth. This ESOcast Light takes a quick look at the important facts.

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.



Editing: Herbert Zodet. 
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Lauren Fuge, Hannah Dalgleish, Oana Sandu and Richard Hook. 
Music: Thomas Edward Rice
Footage and photos: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Bally, ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser,  L. Calçada and H. Drass et al. 
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:7 April 2017, 15:00
Related releases:eso1711
Duration:01 m 10 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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