The Ring Nebula Takes Shape
About this video
Duration: 52 seconds

This video begins with a zoom into the constellation Lyra to the location of the Ring Nebula and the new image from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Large Binocular Telescope. The view cross-fades to a three-dimensional model of the Ring Nebula that was developed from the new observations. A circuit around the 3D model showcases the main ring structure, the perpendicular lobes, the spike-like emission in the shadows of dense knots, and the halos surrounding the nebula.


Tags
Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae

Credits

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon, F. Summers, and Mary Estacion (STScI)

Publication: May 23, 2013


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