ESOcast 208 Light: A Cosmic Pretzel (4K UHD)
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) captured an unprecedented image of two circumstellar disks, in which baby stars are growing, feeding with material from their surrounding birth disk. These observations shed new light on the earliest phases of the lives of stars and help astronomers determine the conditions in which binary stars are born.
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: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Caroline Reid and Mariya Lyubenova.
Music: Nuclearmetal/New Horizons — Planetarium.
Footage and photos: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Alves et al., L. Calçada, H. Zodet, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org) and C. Malin (christophmalin.com).
Scientific consultant: Mariya Lyubenova.
About the Video
|Release date:||4 October 2019, 10:00|
|Duration:||01 m 22 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|