Zooming in on ESO 577-24

This video zooms in from a view of the Milky Way to the planetary nebula ESO 577-24. ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured this shell of glowing ionised gas — the last breath of the dying star whose simmering remains are visible at the heart of this image. As the gaseous shell of this planetary nebula expands and grows dimmer, it will slowly disappear from the sight of even ESO’s powerful telescopes.


ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral Electronic.

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Útgáfudagur:Jan 22, 2019, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1902
Tímalengd:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nafn:ESO 577-24
Tegund:Unspecified : Nebula : Type : Planetary

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