ESOcast 69 Video Reveals Planetary Genesis

This new five minute video from the European Southern Observatory reveals the fine detail that has never been seen before in a planet-forming disc.

ESOcast 69: Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis

ESOcast 69 presents the result of the latest ALMA observations, which reveal extraordinarily fine detail that has never been seen before in the planet-forming disc around the young star HL Tauri.

This revolutionary image is the result of the first observations that have used ALMA with its antennas at close to the widest configuration possible. As a result, it is the sharpest picture ever made at submillimetre wavelengths.

Source: European Southern Observatory

Credit: ESO. Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Mathias Jäger, Herbert Zodet and Richard Hook. Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com). Footage and photos: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO and Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com). Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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