Light Spectrum (Europe to the Stars Clip)

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This 3D animation depicts how the light of a distant star is studied by astronomers. The spectrum of the light provides vital information about the composition and history of stars.

This video is part of the movie "Europe to the Stars — ESO's first 50 years of Exploring the Southern Sky".

Read more about the movie here: Europe to the Stars


ESO/L. Calçada

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About the Video

Release date:19 July 2012, 13:14

About the Object

Type:• X - Stars


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