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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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1m. Bisher sind 235 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

ESOcast 232 Light: Stars and Skulls

Captured in astounding detail by ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), the eerie Skull Nebula is showcased in a new image in beautiful pink and red tones. This planetary nebula is the first known to be associated with a pair of closely bound stars orbite



ESOcast 231 Light: Death by Spaghettification

Using telescopes from ESO and other organisations around the world, astronomers have spotted a rare blast of light from a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. This video summarises the findings.


 2020-10-12  1m

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ESOcast 229 Light: Planet-forming Disc Torn Apart by its Three Central Stars

A team of astronomers used ALMA and ESO telescopes to study a peculiar system, GW Orionis, and to identify the first direct evidence that groups of stars can tear apart their planet-forming disc, leaving it warped and with tilted rings. This video pr


 2020-09-03  1m

ESOcast 228 Light: ALMA Sees Most Distant Milky Way Look-alike

Astronomers using ALMA, in which the ESO is a partner, have revealed an extremely distant galaxy that looks surprisingly like our Milky Way. This video summarises their findings.


 2020-08-12  1m

ESOcast 227 Light: Stunning Space Butterfly Captured by ESO Telescope

Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have imaged a 'space butterfly', a planetary nebula known as NGC 2899. This video offers stunning views of this object and the science behind it.


 2020-07-30  1m

ESOcast 226 Light: First Image of a Multi-Planet System Around a Sun-like Star

The SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets.


 2020-07-22  1m

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ESOcast 225 Light: ESO Telescope Captures Disappearance of Massive Star

Astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy with ESO’s Very Large Telescope. This video offers a summary of the research.


 2020-06-30  1m

ESOcast 224: First Interstellar Visitors to the Solar System

In this ESOcast, we explore some of the many questions interstellar visitors 1I/'Oumuamua and 2I/Borisov have raised including: what are they made of? How did they form? Are they like the comets or asteroids in our Solar System? And finally, what can


 2020-06-25  5m