Hubble's Cosmic Reef Image Flyby

  • Released Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This science visualization presents the dramatic landscape of two nebulas in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The video takes viewers on a close-up tour of the nebulas' three-dimensional structures, as deduced by scientists and artists. The visualization is an interpretation of the nebulas' complex structure and is based on images by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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Visualization Credits:
Greg Bacon, Joseph DePasquale, Leah Hustak, Joseph Olmsted, Alyssa Pagan, Dani Player, and Frank Summers [ STScI ]

Music credits:
"Cosmic Reef" by J. DePasquale [ STScI ]


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Space Telescope Science Institute

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