Cosmic fireworks reveal newborn stars (ESOcast Light 239)

Σάββατο, 17 Ιουλίου 2021 12:04

A team of astronomers have released colourful new observations of nearby galaxies obtained with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) as part of the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) project. By combining these new observations with data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, the team is helping shed new light on what triggers stars to form. This ESOcast Light summarises the work.   The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The video is available in 4K UHD.   More information and download options:   Subscribe to ESOcast in iTunes!   Receive future episodes on YouTube by pressing the Subscribe button above or follow us on Vimeo:   Watch more ESOcast episodes:   Find out how to view and contribute subtitles for the ESOcast in multiple languages, or translate this video on YouTube:   Credit: ESO   Directed by: Herbert Zodet and Martin Wallner. Editing : Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Giulio Mazzolo, Thea Elvin and Bárbara Ferreira. Music: Stellardrone — Dreamscape. Footage and photos: ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), PHANGS, C. Malin (, B. Tafreshi ( and Spavone et al. Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.

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