ESOcast 118 Light: A Tale of Three Stellar Cities (4K UHD)

Surprise: astronomers have found what look like three different generations of baby stars​ within the Orion Nebula Cluster.

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.


Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Izumi Hansen, Oana Sandu and Richard Hook.
Music: STAN DART (
Footage and photos: ESO, G. Beccari, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Y. Beletsky (LCO) and N. Risinger (
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:27 July 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1723
Duration:01 m 11 s

About the Object

Name:Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region

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