ESOcast 184 Light: Super-Earth Orbiting Barnard’s Star (4K UHD)
The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. Data from a worldwide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known exoplanet to the Earth and orbits the fastest moving star in the night sky.
The video is available in 4K UHD.
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.Credit:
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Sara Rigby and Calum Turner.
Music: John Stanford - The Watchers (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, V.Romanyuk (spaceengine.org), J. Pérez, M. Kornmesser.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
About the Video
|Release date:||14 November 2018, 19:00|
|Duration:||01 m 34 s|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|
About the Object
|Type:||Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|