Hubblecast 106 Light: Flying through the Orion Nebula

This visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

As the camera flies into the nebula, the viewer sweeps past newborn stars, smouldering clouds heated by intense radiation, and tadpole-shaped gaseous envelopes surrounding protoplanetary disks. A glowing gaseous landscape is revealed, that has been illuminated and carved by the high-energy radiation and strong stellar winds from the massive hot stars in the central cluster.


Directed by: Mathias Jäger
Visual design and editing: Nico Bartmann
Written by: Nicole Shearer
Footage: NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, J. DePasquale, L. Hustak, L. Frattare, M. Robberto (STScI), R. Hurt (Caltech/IPAC), R. Gendler
Music: 9. Nuclearmetal - Planetarium
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

About the Video

Release date:15 January 2018, 16:30
Duration:01 m 13 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation



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