Video News Release 34: Fifty New Exoplanets (eso1134e)

Astronomers using ESO’s leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced more than fifty newly discovered planets around other stars. Among these are many rocky planets not much heavier than the Earth. One of them in particular seems to orbit in the habitable zone around its star. In this video news release we look at how astronomers discover these distant worlds and what the future may hold for finding rocky worlds like the Earth that may support life.

This Video News Release is targeted especially at broadcasters for further editing. In order to keep the audio tracks editable, different sound information has been recorded on two separate tracks at optimal volumes as is common standard in professional post production. This video is not meant for on screen viewing — on ESOcasts are better suited for that.

Credit:

ESO.
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Mathieu Isidro and Richard Hook.
Narration: Gaitee Hussain.
Music: Movetwo.
Footage and photos: ESO, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), Serge Brunier and H.H. Heyer.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1134e
Release date:12 September 2011, 18:00
Related releases:eso1134
Duration:03m 21s

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Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
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