ESOcast 148 Light: Clouded Star Birth (4K UHD)

In the star-forming region Lupus 3, in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion), dazzlingly hot stars are born from collapsing masses of gas and dust.

This short podcast showcases a new picture of this dramatic object, created from images taken using the VLT Survey Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is the most detailed image taken so far of this region.

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.

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Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Nicole Shearer and Richard Hook.
Music: Music written and performed by: John Stanford (
Footage and photos: ESO, R. Colombari, Digitized Sky Survey 2,
N. Risinger (, M. Kornmesser, NASA, SDO,
L.Calcada, B. Tafreshi (, G. Lombardi (
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.

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