ESOcast 127 Light: Ageing Star Blows Off Smoky Bubble (4K UHD)

Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles.

This short podcast takes a look at this important new result and what it means.

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.



Visual Design and Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Izumi Hansen and Richard Hook.
Music: Colin Rayment & Stan Dart.
Footage and photos: ESO,, NASA, SDO, M.Kornmesser, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), F. Kerschbaum.
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:20 September 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1730
Duration:01 m 29 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:U Antliae
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable

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