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ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier. The ESOcast HD is presented in High Definition.

ESOcast HD European Southern Observatory

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ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier. The ESOcast HD is presented in High Definition.

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    Testbed Asteroid Hunter Sees First Light (ESOcast 237 Light)

    Testbed Asteroid Hunter Sees First Light (ESOcast 237 Light)

    Part of the world-wide effort to scan and identify potentially dangerous asteroids and other near-Earth objects, asteroid hunter Test-Bed Telescope 2 (TBT2), a European Space Agency telescope hosted at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, has now started operating.

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    ESOcast 236 Light: First interstellar comet may be the most pristine ever found

    ESOcast 236 Light: First interstellar comet may be the most pristine ever found

    New observations with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) indicate that the rogue comet 2I/Borisov, which is only the second and most recently detected interstellar visitor to our Solar System, is one of the most pristine ever observed. This video summarises new findings on this mysterious alien visitor.

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    ESOcast 235 Light: Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at Black Hole's Edge

    ESOcast 235 Light: Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at Black Hole's Edge

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has today revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the Messier 87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light. This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarisation, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of a black hole. This video summarises the discovery.

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    ESOcast 234 Light: Most distant quasar with powerful radio jets discovered

    ESOcast 234 Light: Most distant quasar with powerful radio jets discovered

    With the help of ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered and studied in detail the most distant source of radio emission known to date. The source is a “radio-loud” quasar — a bright object with powerful jets emitting at radio wavelengths — that is so far away its light has taken 13 billion years to reach us. This video summarises the discovery.

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    ESOcast 233 Light: Six-Exoplanet System with Rhythmic Movement Challenges Theories of How Planets Form

    ESOcast 233 Light: Six-Exoplanet System with Rhythmic Movement Challenges Theories of How Planets Form

    Using a combination of telescopes, including the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO's VLT), astronomers have revealed a system consisting of six exoplanets, five of which are locked in a rare rhythm around their central star. This video summarises the discoveries and explains why this puzzling system is challenging our theories of how planets form.

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    ESOcast 232 Light: Stars and Skulls

    ESOcast 232 Light: Stars and Skulls

    Captured in astounding detail by ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), the eerie Skull Nebula is showcased in a new image in beautiful pink and red tones. This planetary nebula is the first known to be associated with a pair of closely bound stars orbited by a third outer star. This video offers stunning views of this object and tells the story of the three stars at its centre.

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