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Hubblecast 71: Visible echoes around RS Puppis
The ESA astronomy podcast, bringing you the latest from the Hubble Space Telescope
17 December 2013
This episode of the Hubblecast explores striking new Hubble observations of a variable star known as RS Puppis. This star is growing brighter and dimmer as it pulsates over a period of five weeks. These pulsations have created a stunning example of a phenomenon known as a light echo, where light appears to reverberate through the foggy environment around the star.
Directed by: Nicola Guttridge
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Written by: Nicola Guttridge & Georgia Bladon
Presented by: Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
Images: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-Hubble/Europe Collaboration
Acknowledgment: H. Bond (STScI and Penn State University)
View of Milky Way: Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org).
Videos: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada), G. Bacon (STScI)
Music: Zero Project
Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
Cinematography: Peter Rixner (perix-media-gmbh.de)
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
- Hubblecast 71 can be downloaded in a range of formats including HD here.
- ESA/Hubble release heic1323: RS Puppis puts on a spectacular light show
Hubble/ESA, Garching, Germany
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