ESOcast 136 Light: ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star (4K UHD)

The ALMA Observatory in Chile has detected dust around the closest star to the Solar System, Proxima Centauri. These new observations reveal the glow coming from cold dust in a region between one to four times as far from Proxima Centauri as the Earth is from the Sun.

This ESOCast Light takes a quick look at this interesting result and why it is important.

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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Visual Design and Editing: Petr Horálek.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Music: Nuclearmetal, Movetwo.
Footage and photos: ESO, ALMA, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, P. Horálek.
Directed by: Nicole Shearer.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Auðkenni:eso1735a
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 3, 2017, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1735
Tímalengd:01 m 38 s
Frame rate:30 fps

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:Proxima Centauri
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Flokkur:ESOcast

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