ESOcast 226 Light: First Image of a Multi-Planet System Around a Sun-like Star

The SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets.

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.



Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Stephanie Rowlands, Emma Foxell and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: GARRISON/New Horizons — The dreams of Morpheus.
Footage and photos: ESO, Bohn et al., L. Calçada, Space Engine (, B. Tafreshi ( and C. Malin (
Scientific consultants:Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.


About the Video

Release date:22 July 2020, 15:00
Related releases:eso2011
Duration:01 m 27 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:TYC 8998-760-1
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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