ESOcast Light 223: Hot Stars are Plagued by Giant Magnetic Spots

Astronomers using ESO telescopes have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. This video offers a summary of the discovery.

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. 
Editing: Herbert Zodet. 
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida. 
Written by: Stephanie Rowlands, Emma Foxell and Bárbara Ferreira. 
Music: Nuclearmetal/New Horizons — Planetarium. 
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, INAF-Padua/S. Zaggia, C. Malin ( ) and B. Tafreshi ( ). 
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.

About the Video

Release date:1 June 2020, 17:00
Related releases:eso2009
Duration:01 m 31 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster

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