ESOcast 160 Light: Lost in Space (4K UHD)

An international team of astronomers has used ESO telescopes to investigate a relic of the primordial Solar System. The team found that the unusual Kuiper Belt Object 2004 EW95 is a carbon-rich asteroid, the first of its kind to be confirmed in the cold outer reaches of the Solar System. This curious object likely formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has been flung billions of kilometres from its origin to its current home in the Kuiper Belt.

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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ESO

Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Calum Turner and Richard Hook.
Music: written and performed by Stan Dart (www.stan-dart.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, NASA, ESA, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser and F. Kamphues.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1814a
Release date:9 May 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1814
Duration:01 m 14 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:2004 EW95
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Category:ESOcast
Solar System

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