ESOcast 131 Light: ALMA and Rosetta detect Freon-40 in Space (4K UHD)

Astronomers found the molecule Freon-40, which is made by biological processes on Earth, in places which predate life... Watch this episode to find out more!

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.



Visual Design and Editing: Luis Calçada
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Music: Colin Rayment & Stan Dart
Footage and photos: Digitized Sky Survey 2, N. Risinger (, ESA/Platige Image, L. Calçada, B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/L. Cieza/M. Kornmesser, Petr Horálek.
Directed by: Luis Calçada
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:2 October 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1732
Duration:01 m 31 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation

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