ESOcast 126 Light: Titanium oxide in exoplanetary atmosphere (4K UHD)

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. This discovery around the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-19b exploited the power of the FORS2 instrument. It provides unique information about the chemical composition and the temperature and pressure structure of the atmosphere of this unusual and very hot world.

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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Editing: N. Bartmann and M. Kornmesser
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Izumi Hansen and Álvaro Almeida
Music: John Stanford (www.johnstanfordmusic.com)
Footage and photos: ESO, M . Kornmesser, and L. Calçada
Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

About the Video

Id:eso1729a
Release date:13 September 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1729
Duration:01 m 16 s

About the Object

Name:WASP-19b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:ESOcast

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