ESOcast HDAuthor: European Southern Observatory
19 Dec 2018

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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 with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.

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    ESOcast 188 Light: Dancing with the Enemy


  • Posted on 12 Dec 2018

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    ESOcast 187 Light: First Light for SPECULOOS

    The SPECULOOS project has made its first observations at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool stars and brown dwarfs.

  • Posted on 05 Dec 2018

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    ESOcast 186: Engineers at ESO

    ESO, the European Southern Observatory, designs, builds and operates some of the most advanced telescopes and instruments in the world. To achieve this, ESO needs a host of talented engineers who design, develop and maintain these sensitive machines.

  • Posted on 22 Nov 2018

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    ESOcast 185 Light: Cosmic Serpent

    The VISIR camera on ESO’s VLT captured this stunning image of a newly-discovered massive binary star system. Nicknamed Apep after an ancient Egyptian deity, it could be the first gamma-ray burst progenitor to be found in our galaxy.

  • Posted on 19 Nov 2018

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    ESOcast 184 Light: Super-Earth Orbiting Barnard’s Star (4K UHD)

    The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. Data from a worldwide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known exoplanet to the Earth and orbits the fastest moving star in the night sky.

  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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