ESOcast 187 Light: First Light for SPECULOOS

The SPECULOOS project has made its first observations at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool stars and brown dwarfs.

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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: John Stanford - The Edge (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, tau-tec GmbH, M. Ruder, P. Horálek, M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada, spaceengine.org.
Scientific consultant: Paola Amico.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1839a
Release date:5 December 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1839
Duration:01 m 32 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:SPECULOOS
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:ESOcast
Paranal

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