Space Sparks Episode 6

Could dying stars hold the secret to looking younger? New evidence from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggests that white dwarfs could continue to burn hydrogen in the final stages of their lives, causing them to appear more youthful than they actually are. This discovery could have consequences for how astronomers measure the ages of star clusters.


Directed by: Bethany Downer and Nico Bartmann
Editing: Nico Bartmann
Web and technical support: Enciso Systems
Written by: Bethany Downer
Music: Tonelabs - Happy Hubble
Footage and photos: ESA/Hubble, ESA, NASA, N. Bartmann, G. Piotto et al., NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith (USRA/GESTAR)

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Release date:6 September 2021, 17:00
Related releases:heic2108
Duration:02 m 18 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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