ESOcast 197 Light: GRAVITY uncovers stormy exoplanet skies

The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. This method revealed a complex exoplanetary atmosphere with clouds of iron and silicates swirling in a planet-wide storm. The technique presents unique possibilities for characterising many of the exoplanets known today.

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The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.

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Credit: ESO

Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Sarah Leach & Calum Turner.
Music: John Stanford — Aurora (
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, Nick Risinger (, , D. Gasparri (
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

O video klipu

Datum objavljivanja:27. mart 2019. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1905
Trajanje:01 m 10 s
Frame rate:25 fps

O objektu

Naziv:HR 8799e
Tip:Milky Way : Planet

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