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December 16, 2004 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-32

A New Twist on an Old Nebula


Video: Astronomer Interview: Peter McCullogh (STScI)

Running Time: 27 seconds

An interview with Peter McCullough, scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. He explains the surprise found in the data, which suggests that the Helix Nebula consists of two gas disks nearly perpendicular to each other.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Barranger (STScI)

Release Videos

Helix Nebula Model Running Time: 40 seconds
HubbleMinute - Helix Nebula: A New Twist Running Time: 3 minutes 19 seconds
Hubble Space Telescope Animation Running Time: 12 seconds
Planetary Nebula Animation Running Time: 29 seconds