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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1m. Bisher sind 258 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 15 hours 22 minutes


What it Takes to Image a Black Hole

What does it take to capture an image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy? This video explains how the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) works, and how astronomers managed to create one massive Earth-sized telescope big enough to “see” at the e



Micronovae – a New Kind of Stellar Explosion (ESOcast 254 Light)

Astronomers have discovered a new type of explosion occurring on white dwarf stars in two-star systems. This video summarises the discovery.



Largest Molecule yet Spotted in a Planet-forming Disc (ESOcast 253 Light)

How do the ingredients for life end up on planets? The discovery of the largest molecule ever found in a planet-forming disc is providing clues.


 2022-03-08  1m

Closest Black Hole or no Black Hole at all…? (ESOcast 252)

One team found a black hole, the other challenged their results. This is the story of how they got together to find out who was right.


 2022-03-02  7m

Uncovering a Black Hole in an Immense Dust Cloud (ESOcast 251 Light)

Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) are extremely energetic sources powered by supermassive black holes. This short video provides insights into these peculiar objects by showcasing a new discovery on the AGN at the centre of the Messier 77 galaxy.


 2022-02-16  2m

Ultralight Planet Found Next Door (ESOcast Light 250)

In this short video, we highlight the discovery of planet Proxima d around the star closest to the Sun.


 2022-02-10  1m

Rogue planets uncovered (ESOcast 249 Light)

Astronomers have used ESO telescopes to detect at least 70 rogue planets in our Milky Way, the largest group to date. Learn more about these elusive cosmic nomads in this video summarising the discovery!


 2021-12-22  1m

Watch Stars Move Around our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole (ESOcast 248 Light)

To learn more about the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, Sgr A*, scientists zoomed in towards our galaxy's centre with the help of ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer to watch how stars move around Sgr A*. This video summarises what they fo


 2021-12-14  1m

Surprise planet found around extreme star pair (ESOcast 247 Light)

ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured an image of a planet orbiting b Centauri, a pair of stars that can be seen with the naked eye. Find out why this next-door planetary system is extreme in this short video.


 2021-12-08  1m

Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course (ESOcast 246 Light)

Using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have revealed the closest pair of supermassive black holes to Earth ever observed. This video summarises the discovery.


 2021-11-30  1m