Testbed Asteroid Hunter Sees First Light (ESOcast 237 Light)

Part of the world-wide effort to scan and identify potentially dangerous asteroids and other near-Earth objects, asteroid hunter Test-Bed Telescope 2 (TBT2), a European Space Agency telescope hosted at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, has now started operating.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.



Directed by: Herbert Zodet and Martin Wallner.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Thea Elvin, Anna Purdue and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: Stellardrone — Mars and Jennifer Athena Galatis — Cyberpunk City.
Footage and photos: ESO, F. Ocaña/J. Isabel/Quasar SR, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), M. Zamani , Aleksandr Ivanov, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cutout of video) and VOA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.

About the Video

Release date:27 April 2021, 12:00
Related releases:eso2107
Duration:01 m 33 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Test-Bed Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope

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