Hubblecast 32: Born in Beauty: Proplyds in the Orion Nebula

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Visible to the naked eye, only 1500 light-years from Earth, the great Orion Nebula has been known and revered since ancient times. A popular target of Hubble, researchers have now identified 42 new discs within it that could be the beginnings of new planetary systems like our own.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble
Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser & Greg Bacon (STScI), model based on data by C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), The American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center for Earth and Space and Robert Hurt (Spitzer Science Center)
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Colleen Sharkey & Claudia Mignone
Host: Dr. J
Narration: Gaitee Hussain
Cinematography: Peter Rixner
Music: movetwo & John Dyson from the CD Darklight
Additional images: Draper portrait: Draper Family Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; Draper image of Orion Nebula: Harvard College Observatory Plate Collection; Palenque Overview: Jacob Rus
Directed by: Colleen Sharkey
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Acknowledgement: Luca Ricci

About the Video

Id:heic0917a
Release date:14 December 2009, 16:00
Related releases:heic0917
Duration:05m 14s

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