The Ring Nebula Takes Shape

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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.

Features, HD Video, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae


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

Publication: May 23, 2013

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