Hubblecast 18: Hubble sees magnetic monster in erupting galaxy

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The Hubble Space Telescope has solved a long-standing puzzle by resolving giant but delicate filaments shaped by a strong magnetic field around the active galaxy NGC 1275. It is the most striking example so far of the influence of the immense tentacles of extragalactic magnetic fields.

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ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Bob Fosbury
Design: Martin Kornmesser
Animations and photos: Martin Kornmesser , Digitized Sky Survey 2, A. Fujii and NASA/GSFC
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Cinematography: Peter Rixner
Script: Lars Lindberg Christensen & Laura Simurda
Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Release date:20 August 2008, 19:00
Related releases:heic0817
Duration:04m 43s

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