ESOcast 138 Light: VLT Discovers First Interstellar Asteroid is like Nothing Seen Before (4K UHD)

For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was travelling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object.

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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Id:eso1737a
Release date:20 November 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1737
Duration:01 m 16 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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