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Hubblecast 51: Star-forming region S 106

The ESA astronomy podcast bringing you the latest from the Hubble Space Telescope

15 December 2011

In this episode of the Hubblecast, we take a tour of the compact star-forming region Sh 2-106. Its hourglass shape is caused by the final, violent phases of a star’s formation in the middle of the gaseous nebula. This episode explains some of the science behind Hubble’s observations and brings them to life with detailed 3D computer visualisations.


Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Oli Usher and Bárbara Ferreira
Narration: Joe Liske (Dr J)
Images: NASA, ESA
Animations: Greg Bacon (STScI), Martin Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)
Music: Zero Project
Directed by: Oli Usher
Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen


  • Hubblecast 51 can be downloaded in a variety of formats including high definition here.


Oli Usher
Hubble/ESA, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49-89-3200-6855

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Hubblecast 51: Star-forming region S 106
Hubblecast 51: Star-forming region S 106