ESOcast 185 Light: Cosmic Serpent
The VISIR camera on ESO’s VLT captured this stunning image of a newly-discovered massive binary star system. Nicknamed Apep after an ancient Egyptian deity, it could be the first gamma-ray burst progenitor to be found in our galaxy.
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: Sara Rigby and Calum Turner.
Music: tonelabs — Orion Fog (http://www.tonelabs.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2, F. Kamphues, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), Callingham et al., NAOJ, L. Calçada, NASA, SDO, M. Kornmesser.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
About the Video
|Release date:||19 November 2018, 17:00|
|Duration:||01 m 28 s|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|