Close-up pan video showing the Medusa Nebula

This close-up pan video shows the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula (also known Abell 21 and Sharpless 2-274). It was captured using ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. As the star at the heart of this nebula made its final transition into retirement, it shed its outer layers into space, forming this colourful cloud. The image foreshadows the final fate of the Sun, which will eventually also become an object of this kind.


ESO. Music: Johan Monell (

About the Video

Közzététel napja:2015. május 20. 12.00
Related releases:eso1520
Időtartam:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Név:Medusa Nebula, Sh 2-274
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary

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