Floating towards RS Puppis in fulldome

RS Puppis encroaches on the viewer in this fulldome clip of the Cepheid variable star. The star's pulsation creates the concentric circles of blue light present in the surrounding gas and dust, an example of an unusual phenomenon known as light echo.

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Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Video

Id:heic1323_fd
Release date:17 December 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1323
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:RS Puppis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Pulsating
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection : Light Echo
Category:Fulldome
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