Zoom Into AG Carinae

This video showcases a zoom into the 31st anniversary image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, AG Carinae.

The star is waging a tug-of-war between gravity and radiation to avoid self-destruction. AG Carinae is surrounded by an expanding shell of gas and dust — a nebula. The nebula is about five light-years wide, which equals the distance from here to our nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, STScI, KPNO/NOIRLab, Digitized Sky Survey 2, E. Slawik, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). 
Music: tonelabs (tonelabs.com)

About the Video

Id:heic2105c
Release date:23 April 2021, 15:00
Related releases:heic2105
Duration:01 m 00 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:AG Carinae
Type:Solar System : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Category:Stars

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