Flying from the Earth to the star U Antilae

20 September, 2017

This video sequence takes the viewer on an imaginary journey from Earth to the red and ageing star U Antliae. Near the start we see the Moon briefly and later we pass many stars that are closer to Earth than the final goal of the journey, a rare carbon star about 900 light-years away.

Credit: ESO/spaceengine.org