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.Credit:
Directed by: Herbert Zodet and Martin Wallner.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Juliet Hannay and Giulio Mazzolo.
Music: Stellardrone — Milky Way.
Footage and photos: ESO, Janson et al., L. Calçada, Space Engine (spaceengine.org), Daniele Gasparri (www.astroatacama.com) and C. Malin (christophmalin.com).
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.
About the Video
|Release date:||8 December 2021, 17:00|
|Duration:||01 m 30 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|