Zoom-in on NGC 3256

This video zooms in on the spiral galaxy NGC 3256, about 100 million light-years away. It starts with a view of the night sky focused on the constellation of Vela (The Sails), as seen from the ground. It then zooms through observations from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, and ends with a view of the galaxy obtained with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.


ESA/Hubble, NASA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Video

Release date:31 May 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1811
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 3256
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst

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