New type of star gives clues to magnetars' origins (ESOcast 264 Light)

Using multiple telescopes around the world, including European Southern Observatory (ESO) facilities, researchers have uncovered a living star that is likely to become a magnetar, an ultra-magnetic dead star. This video summarises the discovery.

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Directed by: Angelos Tsaousis and Martin Wallner.

Editing: Angelos Tsaousis.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Claudia Sciarma and Tom Howarth.
Music: Stellardrone — Breathe In The Light.
Footage and photos:  ESO / L. Calçada, Angelos Tsaousis, B. Tafreshi, P. Horálek, Zdeněk Bardon, José Francisco Salgado.
Scientific consultant: Paola Amico, Mariya Lyubenova.


About the Video

Release date:17 August 2023, 20:00
Related releases:eso2313
Duration:01 m 38 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:HD 45166
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star : Magnetar

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