Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles.This short podcast takes a look at this important new result and what it means.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.More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1... Subscribe to ESOcast in iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/esoc... Receive future episodes on YouTube by pressing the Subscribe button above or follow us on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/esoastronomy Watch more ESOcast episodes: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/arch... Find out how to view and contribute subtitles for the ESOcast in multiple languages, or translate this video on YouTube: http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/pa... Credit:ESO.Directed by: Nico Bartmann.Editing: Nico Bartmann.Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.Written by: Izumi Hansen and Richard Hook.Music: Colin Rayment & Stan Dart.Footage and photos: ESO, spaceengine.org, NASA, SDO, M.Kornmesser, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), F. Kerschbaum.Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
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