ESOcast 179 Light: Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found (4K UHD)

An international team of astronomers using the VIMOS instrument of ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered a colossal structure in the early Universe. This galaxy proto-supercluster — which they nickname Hyperion — was unveiled by new measurements and a complex examination of archive data. This is the largest and most massive structure yet found at such a remote time and distance — merely 2 billion years after the Big Bang.

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: Sara Rigby and Calum Turner
Music: written and performed by Stan Dart (www.stan-dart.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, J. Colosimo, L. Calçada, Olga Cucciati et al.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1833a
Release date:17 October 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1833
Duration:01 m 07 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Hyperion
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster
Category:ESOcast
Galaxy Clusters

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