ESOcast 191 Light: A Fleeting Moment in Time
The faint, ephemeral glow emanating from the planetary nebula ESO 577-24 persists for only a short time -- around 10,000 years, a blink of an eye in astronomical terms. ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured this shell of glowing ionised gas -- the last breath of the dying star whose simmering remains are visible at the heart of this image. As the gaseous shell of this planetary nebula expands and grows dimmer, it will slowly disappear from sight.
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.Credit:
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Ivana Kurečić and Calum Turner.
Music: Thomas Edward Rice — Phantasm Retro.
Footage and photos: ESO, Liam Young/Unknown Fields, Digitized Sky Survey 2, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org).
Scientific consultant: Paola Amico.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
About the Video
|Release date:||22 January 2019, 12:00|
|Duration:||01 m 26 s|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|