ESOcast 162 Light: A Crowded Neighbourhood (4K UHD)

Glowing brightly about 160 000 light-years away, the Tarantula Nebula is the most spectacular feature of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way. The VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has imaged this region and its rich surroundings in exquisite detail. It reveals a cosmic landscape of star clusters, glowing gas clouds and the scattered remains of supernova explosions. This is the sharpest image ever of this entire field.

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.

Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Stephen Molyneux and Richard Hook.
Music: Thomas Edward Rice (https://outofnothing.bandcamp.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/).
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1816a
Release date:30 May 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1816
Duration:01 m 23 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Tarantula Nebula
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Category:ESOcast
Nebulae

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