Hubblecast 71: Visible echoes around RS Puppis

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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.

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ESA/Hubble

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

About the Video

Id:heic1323b
Release date:17 December 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1323
Related announcements:ann1314
Duration:05m 03s

About the Object

Name:HUBBLEcast, RS Puppis
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Pulsating
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection : Light Echo
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• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
• X - HD Videos
• X - Hubblecast Videos

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