Hubblecast 65: A whole new view of the Horsehead Nebula — celebrating Hubble's 23rd birthday

This episode of the Hubblecast celebrates 23 years of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, by unveiling a beautiful and striking new image of the Horsehead nebula.

Our host Dr Joe Liske (aka Dr J) explains the secrets of nebulae, cosmic clouds of gas and dust that have been the subjects of some of Hubble’s most striking astronomical images. The Horsehead nebula is one of the most distinctive, and is now shown in a whole new light thanks to a stunning new infrared image — revealing the delicate wisps of gas that are normally hidden by the thick dust that makes up the Horsehead’s famous and familiar shape.

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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Nicola Guttridge
Presented by: Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
Images: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI); ESO
Animations: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI); F. Summers, L. Frattare, T. Davis, Z. Levay, T. Borders, and G. Bacon (Viz 3D team, STScI)
Music: Steve Buick
Directed by: Nicola Guttridge
Cinematography: Peter Rixner (
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Release date:19 April 2013, 15:00
Related releases:heic1307
Related announcements:ann1304
Duration:06 m 03 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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