The furthest ever galactic magnetic field (ESOcast 267 Light)

Using ALMA, astronomers have detected the magnetic field of a galaxy so far away that its light has taken more than 11 billion years to reach us. Never before had we detected a galaxy’s magnetic field this far away. This video summarises the discovery.

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Directed by: Angelos Tsaousis and Martin Wallner
Editing: Angelos Tsaousis
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Tom Howarth, Claudia Sciarma, Bárbara Ferreira
Music: Stellardrone — Airglow
Footage and photos: ESO / Luis Calçada, Angelos Tsaousis, B. Tafreshi (, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. E. Geach et al., CFHT, DESI
Scientific consultant: Paola Amico, Mariya Lyubenova, Juan Carlos Muñoz Mateos

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Publicatiedatum:6 september 2023 17:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso2316
Duur:01 m 30 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Type:Early Universe : Galaxy

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