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News Release 186 of 1051

December 18, 2012 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-49

A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style


Video: NGC 5189 Zoom Sequence (Annotated)

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This is a video zoom into the region of sky containing the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The nebula has a knotty and filamentary structure surrounding bluish lobes. The nebula was formed by gases escaping from a dying Sun-like star. The nebula is located several thousand light-years away in the southern constellation Musca.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Acknowledgment: A. Fujii, Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO, Gemini Observatory, AURA, T. Rector (U. Alaska) and and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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

Release Videos

NGC 5189 Zoom Sequence (Annotated) Running Time: 58 seconds
NGC 5189 Zoom Sequence (Non-annotated) Running Time: 58 seconds