24 episodes

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.

    • video
    'Black Hole Police' Spot Extragalactic Black Hole (ESOcast 255 Light)

    'Black Hole Police' Spot Extragalactic Black Hole (ESOcast 255 Light)

    The black hole police, a team of astronomers known for debunking black hole discoveries, reported finding a "needle in a haystack". After searching nearly 1000 stars outside our galaxy, they found that one of them has a stellar-mass black hole as a companion. This short video summarises the discovery.

    • 1 min
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    What it Takes to Image a Black Hole

    What it Takes to Image a Black Hole

    What does it take to capture an image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy? This video explains how the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) works, and how astronomers managed to create one massive Earth-sized telescope big enough to “see” at the edge of black holes.

    • 7 min
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    Micronovae – a New Kind of Stellar Explosion (ESOcast 254 Light)

    Micronovae – a New Kind of Stellar Explosion (ESOcast 254 Light)

    Astronomers have discovered a new type of explosion occurring on white dwarf stars in two-star systems. This video summarises the discovery.

    • 1 min
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    Largest Molecule yet Spotted in a Planet-forming Disc (ESOcast 253 Light)

    Largest Molecule yet Spotted in a Planet-forming Disc (ESOcast 253 Light)

    How do the ingredients for life end up on planets? The discovery of the largest molecule ever found in a planet-forming disc is providing clues.

    • 1 min
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    Closest Black Hole or no Black Hole at all…? (ESOcast 252)

    Closest Black Hole or no Black Hole at all…? (ESOcast 252)

    One team found a black hole, the other challenged their results. This is the story of how they got together to find out who was right.

    • 7 min
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    Uncovering a Black Hole in an Immense Dust Cloud (ESOcast 251 Light)

    Uncovering a Black Hole in an Immense Dust Cloud (ESOcast 251 Light)

    Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) are extremely energetic sources powered by supermassive black holes. This short video provides insights into these peculiar objects by showcasing a new discovery on the AGN at the centre of the Messier 77 galaxy.

    • 2 min

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