The Hubble Space Telescope has taken over 1.5 million observations over the past 32 years. One of them is the breathtaking Nebula known as the N44 Superbubble.
N44 is a complex nebula filled with glowing hydrogen gas, dark lanes of dust, massive stars, and many populations of stars of different ages. One of its most distinctive features, however, is the dark, starry gap called a “superbubble,” visible in the upper central region.
In this video, Dr. Ken Carpenter takes us on a journey through the Nebula, teaching us some of the interesting science behind this famous Hubble image.
For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Video Credit: Hubble Space Telescope Animation Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser; L. L. Christensen), A. Fujii, Robert Gendler, Digitized Sky Survey
Panther Observatory, Steve Cannistra, Michael Pierce, Robert Berrington (Indiana University), Nigel Sharp, Mark Hanna (NOAO)/WIYN/NSF
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