3D visualisation of RS Puppis (artist's impression)

This 3D visualisation shows Hubble observations of variable star RS Puppis. A stunning example of a phenomenon known as a light echo can be seen around the star, creating the illusion of gas clouds expanding out from RS Puppis.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:heic1323e
Release date:17 December 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1323
Related announcements:ann1314
Duration:21 s

About the Object

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