ESO telescopes help solve pulsar puzzle (ESOcast 266 Light)

With a remarkable observational campaign that involved 12 telescopes both on the ground and in space, including three European Southern Observatory (ESO) facilities, astronomers have uncovered the strange behaviour of a pulsar, a super-fast-spinning dead star. This video summarises the discovery. For more details, check


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 — Dreamscape.
Footage and photos: ESO / M. Kornmesser, Angelos Tsaousis, UHD Team, C. Malin (, Theofanis Matsopoulos.
Scientific consultant: Paola Amico, Mariya Lyubenova.

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Release date:30 August 2023, 14:00
Related releases:eso2315
Duration:01 m 27 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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