Again, we have developed a cosmic 3D animation for DESY research. This time we travel 7500 light years in the constellation Carina (the ship’s keel) to the two superstars Eta Carinae. The DESY team headed by DESY’s Stefan Ohm, Eva Leser and Matthias Füßling has proven the binary system Eta Carinae to be a new source of very high-energy cosmic gamma rays. Our extensive 3D animation shows how this phenomenon works.

A very special highlight was the collaboration with the sound and media artist Carsten Nicolai. For us as admirers of his work, a dream came true that one of our animations was set to sound by him! With this, DESY will surely reach an even larger audience to communicate its cutting-edge research.



More on the research and DESY press release

Carsten Nicolai Interview