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May 9, 2003 11:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-11

Iridescent Glory of Nearby Planetary Nebula Showcased on Astronomy Day

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Video: Move across Helix Nebula

Running Time: 44 seconds

A counterclockwise zoom and rotation sequence of the Helix Nebula. The Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys image of the Helix Nebula reveals thousands of comet-like filaments embedded along the inner rim of the nebula that point back towards the central star.

Video Credit: NASA, The Hubble Helix Team and G. Bacon (STScI)


Release Videos

Helix 3-D Animation Running Time: 50 seconds
Constructing the Helix Nebula Mosaic Running Time: 26 seconds
Move across Helix Nebula Running Time: 44 seconds
Interview with C. Robert O’Dell: Part 1 Running Time: 1 minute 20 seconds
Interview with C. Robert O’Dell: Part 2 Running Time: 1 minute 20 seconds
Interview with Margaret Meixner: Part 1 Running Time: 1 minute 26 seconds
Interview with Margaret Meixner: Part 2 Running Time: 1 minute 26 seconds
HubbleMinute: Helix Nebula Running Time: 3 minutes