ESOcast 113 Light: Live search for Planets around Proxima Centauri continues (4K UHD)

In 2016 the Pale Red Dot team discovered a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun. Using ESO’s exoplanet hunter, HARPS, they are about to continue the hunt for the nearest exoplanets. See more in this episode of ESOcast Light.

For more information please see the the Red Dots website.

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.


Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Written by: Oana Sandu.
Music: Johan B. Monell - Human Glitch (
Footage and photos: ESO, M. Kornmesser, Liam Young, REDDOT.
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Release date:19 June 2017, 12:00
Related announcements:ann17036
Duration:01 m 14 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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