ann1303 — Announcement

Hubblecast 64: It all ends with a bang!

The ESA astronomy podcast, bringing you the latest from the Hubble Space Telescope

3 April 2013

Most stars in the Universe are small and insignificant, and they will — eventually — fizzle out without much drama. But a few light up the sky when they die, and in the process, they don’t just tell us about the lives of stars: they create the building blocks of life, and help us to unravel the whole history of the Universe. These are the stars that end their lives as supernovae, explosions that are among the most violent events in the Universe.

Over more than 20 years in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has proved to be an invaluable tool with which to unveil the secrets behind these stellar remnants. Join Dr J, aka Dr Joe Liske, in this explosive episode of the Hubblecast, and discover more about the violent side of the Universe.



Directed by: Oli Usher and Nicola Guttridge
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Written by: Oli Usher
Presented by: Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
Animations: Martin Kornmesser, Luis Calçada
Images: NASA & ESA.
Music: Toomas Erm
Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
Cinematography: Peter Rixner (
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen


  • Hubblecast 64 can be downloaded in a range of formats including HD here


Nicola Guttridge
Hubble/ESA, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49-89-3200-6855

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Screenshot of Hubblecast 64
Screenshot of Hubblecast 64


Hubblecast 64: It all ends with a bang!
Hubblecast 64: It all ends with a bang!
Supernova explosion (artist's impression)
Supernova explosion (artist's impression)
Supernova remnant (artist's impression)
Supernova remnant (artist's impression)