ESOcast 156 Light: Weird and Wonderful Dusty Discs (4K UHD)

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, including the likely effects of planets still in the process of forming.

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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ESO

Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Stephen Molyneux, Calum Turner and Richard Hook.
Music: Jon Kennedy.
Footage, photos and data: ESO, UHD Team, M. Kornmesser, H. Avenhaus et al., E. Sissa et al., DARTT-S, SHINE collaborations, H. Avenhaus et al./E. Sissa et al./DARTT-S and SHINE collaborations.
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1811a
Release date:11 April 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1811
Duration:01 m 11 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Category:ESOcast
Stars

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