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Hubblecast 52: The Death of Stars

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

17 January 2012

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is famous for looking deep into the past of the Universe. But it can also predict the future. This episode of the Hubblecast takes us on a journey five billion years from now, to see the ultimate fate of the Solar System.

Using stunning Hubble imagery of the death throes of Sun-like stars, narrator Joe Liske (aka Dr J) shows us what will happen when the Sun runs out of nuclear fuel — and how its wreckage will form the building blocks of new generations of stars.

Credit

ESA/Hubble

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

Links

  • Hubblecast 52 can be downloaded in a range of formats including high definition here

Contacts

Oli Usher
Hubble/ESA, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49-89-3200-6855
E-mail: ousher@eso.org

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Videos

Hubblecast 52: The Death of Stars
Hubblecast 52: The Death of Stars
Planetary nebula (Artist's impression)
Planetary nebula (Artist's impression)
A planetary nebula dissipating (Artist's impression)
A planetary nebula dissipating (Artist's impression)
Hubble in orbit (artist's impression)
Hubble in orbit (artist's impression)
Planet orbiting a red dwarf star (artist's impression)
Planet orbiting a red dwarf star (artist's impression)
The Solar System (artist's impression)
The Solar System (artist's impression)

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