3D Animation of the Cosmic Reef

This 3D animation explores the 30th anniversary image of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in impressive detail. The portrait features the giant nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbour NGC 2020 which together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, approximately 163 000 light-years away.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, G. Bacon, J. DePasquale, L. Hustak, J. Olmstead, A. Pagan, D. Player, and F. Summers (STScI). Music: "Cosmic Reef" by J. DePasquale (STScI)

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Id:heic2007f
Release date:24 April 2020, 13:00
Related releases:heic2007
Duration:01 m 00 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 2014, NGC 2020
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Category:Nebulae

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