ESOcast 212 Light: First Giant Planet around White Dwarf Found
Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have, for the first time, found evidence of a giant planet associated with a white dwarf star. The planet orbits the hot white dwarf, the remnant of a Sun-like star, at close range, causing its atmosphere to be stripped away and form a disc of gas around the star.
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: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Caroline Reid, Vanessa Emeka-Okafor and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: STAN DART (www.stan-dart.com) — Rings of Beauty.
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, Space Engine (spaceengine.org), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), and ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen).
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.
About the Video
|Release date:||4 December 2019, 19:00|
|Duration:||01 m 21 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|
About the Object
|Type:||Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|