Zooming in on the location of HL Tauri

This video takes you to the location of HL Tauri in the constellation of Taurus and reveals the astonishing depth and detail that ALMA can now attain. HL Tauri is located at a distance of 450 light-years. The start of the sequence shows a wide view, including the Pleiades and Hyades naked eye star clusters. We then zoom into a very detailed visible-light image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the final part shows the new ALMA image at millimetre wavelengths.


ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/NASA/ESA/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

About the Video

Release date:6 November 2014, 13:00
Related releases:eso1436
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:HL Tauri

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