ESOcast SD

ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1m. Bisher sind 246 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 14 hours 51 minutes

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Meet 42 Asteroids in Our Solar System (ESOcast 243 Light)


Astronomers have used the ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile to image 42 of the biggest main-belt asteroids. Meet some of the 42 in this video summarising the discovery!


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 2021-08-05  1m
 
 

Why Do We Even Need Big Telescopes? (ESOcast 241)


Why do we aim for bigger and bigger telescopes, such as ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope currently under construction in Chile’s Atacama Desert? And how does the effort pay back, not only in terms of astronomical discoveries but also to the whole of s


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 2021-07-29  8m
 
 

Peeking at a Distant Moon-Forming Disc (ESOcast Light 240)


Using ALMA, a team of astronomers have unambiguously detected a moon-forming disc around a distant planet for the first time. The planet is a Jupiter-like gas giant, hosted in a system still in the process of being formed. The result promises to shed


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 2021-07-22  1m
 
 

Cosmic fireworks reveal newborn stars (ESOcast Light 239)


A team of astronomers have released colourful new observations of nearby galaxies obtained with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) as part of the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) project


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 2021-07-16  1m
 
 

Who Turned off the Lights on Betelgeuse? (ESOcast 238 Light)


When Betelgeuse, a bright orange star in the constellation of Orion, became visibly darker in late 2019 and early 2020, the astronomy community was puzzled. A team of astronomers have now published new research done with ESO's Very Large Telescope an


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 2021-06-16  1m
 
 

Testbed Asteroid Hunter Sees First Light (ESOcast 237 Light)


Part of the world-wide effort to scan and identify potentially dangerous asteroids and other near-Earth objects, asteroid hunter Test-Bed Telescope 2 (TBT2), a European Space Agency telescope hosted at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, has now sta


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 2021-04-27  1m
 
 

ESOcast 236 Light: First interstellar comet may be the most pristine ever found


New observations with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) indicate that the rogue comet 2I/Borisov, which is only the second and most recently detected interstellar visitor to our Solar System, is one of the most pris


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 2021-03-30  1m
 
 

ESOcast 235 Light: Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at Black Hole's Edge


The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has today revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the Messier 87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light. This is the first time as


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 2021-03-24  1m
 
 

ESOcast 234 Light: Most distant quasar with powerful radio jets discovered


With the help of ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered and studied in detail the most distant source of radio emission known to date. The source is a “radio-loud” quasar — a bright object with powerful jets emitting at radio wavelen


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 2021-03-08  1m