Strangest stars | Chasing Starlight 7

There are some pretty strange stellar characters out there... Join ESO astronomer, Suzanna Randall, in the latest episode of Chasing Starlight, as she explores three of the wackiest, weirdest, most wonderful stars in our Universe.

00:00 Introduction
00:56 The kissing stars
The Eta Carinae monster couple
04:35 The WTF star



Directed by: L. Calçada
Hosted by: S. Randall
Written by: Thomas Howarth, Claudia Sciarma, Bárbara Ferreira
Editing: L. Calçada Videography: A. Tsaousis
Animations & footage: L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, C. Malin (, INAF-Padua/S. Zaggia, University of Warwick,, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scott Noble; NASA/ESA/N. Smith (University of Arizona, Tucson) , J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute, New York), G. Brammer, Videvo 

Additional footage

Aliens (1986), 20th Century Fox.
Directed by James Cameron.
Produced Gale Anne Hurd. 

Romeo+Juliet (1996), 20th Century Fox.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Gabriella Martinelli, Elsa Hermoso 

Music: Martin Stürtzer 
Web and technical support: G. Bazin, R. Yumi Shida
Scientific consultant: J.C. Muñoz Mateos
Promotion: O. Sandu 

Filming Locations: ESO Supernova (
Produced by ESO, the European Southern Observatory (

About the Video

Release date:29 November 2023, 14:14
Duration:07 m 47 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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