ESOcast 213 Light: Stunning stars in the Milky Way central region

ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has observed the central part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and uncovered new details about the history of star birth in our galaxy. Watch this video summary to find out more about the stunning image captured with the HAWK-I instrument on the VLT and the discoveries made about star formation in the central region of 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.

 

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ESO

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) — Malum.
Footage and photos: ESO, Nogueras-Lara et al., C. Malin (christophmalin.com) and B. Tafreshi (twanight.org).
Scientific consultants: Mariya Lyubenova.

 

About the Video

Id:eso1920a
Release date:16 December 2019, 17:00
Related releases:eso1920
Duration:01 m 24 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Milky Way Galactic Centre
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Category:ESOcast
Stars

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