25 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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    • 4.8 • 38 Ratings

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
    Rogue planets uncovered (ESOcast 249 Light)

    Rogue planets uncovered (ESOcast 249 Light)

    Astronomers have used ESO telescopes to detect at least 70 rogue planets in our Milky Way, the largest group to date. Learn more about these elusive cosmic nomads in this video summarising the discovery!

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    Watch Stars Move Around our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole (ESOcast 248 Light)

    Watch Stars Move Around our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole (ESOcast 248 Light)

    To learn more about the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, Sgr A*, scientists zoomed in towards our galaxy's centre with the help of ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer to watch how stars move around Sgr A*. This video summarises what they found.

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    Surprise planet found around extreme star pair (ESOcast 247 Light)

    Surprise planet found around extreme star pair (ESOcast 247 Light)

    ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured an image of a planet orbiting b Centauri, a pair of stars that can be seen with the naked eye. Find out why this next-door planetary system is extreme in this short video.

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    Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course (ESOcast 246 Light)

    Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course (ESOcast 246 Light)

    Using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have revealed the closest pair of supermassive black holes to Earth ever observed. This video summarises the discovery.

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    Black Hole Discovered in Galaxy Next Door (ESOcast 245 Light)

    Black Hole Discovered in Galaxy Next Door (ESOcast 245 Light)

    For the first time, astronomers have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a star in its close vicinity. This video summarises the discovery.

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    Finding the stars that help with our dental health (ESOcast 244 Light)

    Finding the stars that help with our dental health (ESOcast 244 Light)

    A new finding, made with the ALMA observatory, in which ESO is a partner, is shedding light on how fluorine is forged in the Universe. Find out more in this discovery, and how it is related to our dental hygiene, in this video summary.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

hgygtggy ,

I LOVE this podcast!!!!!!!!🤩👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

I have always been so interested in astronomy!!!!!🚀🛰🛸

Heart In Montana ,

For those who love astronomy.

Well made descriptions of the work and discoveries of some of the most amazing tools humans have ever built. I can’t wait to watch each new episode.

Veteran2014 ,

Scientific and Challenging

Interesting and educational. Need to fix the audio. Sometimes the episodes don't download.

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