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December 15, 2011 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-38

Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel


Video: Zoom to Star-Forming Region S106

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This video zooms in on star-forming region Sh2-106, also known as S106. This is a compact star-forming region in the constellation Cygnus (the Swan). A newly formed star called S106 IR (also known as IRS 4) is shrouded in dust at the center of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud's hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within.

Video Credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Calcada (ESA/Hubble, ESO)

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Risinger (Photopic Sky Surveys), Digitized Sky Survey 2, Subaru Telescope (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):

Release Videos

3D Look at a Star-Forming Region Running Time: 45 seconds
Zoom to Star-Forming Region S106 Running Time: 50 seconds