ESOcast 133: ESO Telescopes Observe First Light from Gravitational Wave Source

Astronomers using a fleet of ESO telescopes have observed a visible counterpart to gravitational waves for the first time: a kilonova from merging neutron stars.

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Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Music: STAN DART (www.stan-dart.com)/Mark Dorricott (https://soundcloud.com/markd54321).
Written by: Izumi Hansen, Rosa Jesse and Richard Hook.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa.
Footage and photos: ESO, LIGO-Virgo, N.R. Tanvir, A.J. Levan and the VIN-ROUGE collaboration, E. Pian et al./S. Smartt & ePESSTO, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), Digitized Sky Survey 2, Stéphane Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard), Liam Young/Unknown Fields, Y.Beletsky (LCO), J. Colosimo, Alexandre Santerne (Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Universidade do Porto) / Planetário do Porto - Centro Ciência Viva, P. Aniol, Gianluca Lombardi (glphoto.it), B. Tafreshi (twanight.org) and C. Malin (christophmalin.com).
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1733a
Release date:16 October 2017, 16:00
Related releases:eso1733
Related announcements:ann17075
Duration:03 m 49 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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