Zooming in on the Southern Crab Nebula

This video takes the viewer on a journey into the 29th anniversary image NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Southern Crab Nebula. This peculiar nebula, which exhibits nested hourglass-shaped structures, has been created by the interaction between a pair of stars at its centre. The unequal pair consists of a red giant and a white dwarf. The red giant is shedding its outer layers in the last phase of its life before it too lives out its final years as a white dwarf.


Hubble, DSS, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)

Music: Astral Electronic 

About the Video

Release date:18 April 2019, 16:00
Related releases:heic1907
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Hen 2-104
Type:Milky Way : Nebula

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