Cosmic Wonders on display in new Hubble video
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) released a new video of Hubble images this week (October 25, 2022). The video is titled Cosmic Wonders. It is, in essence, a tour through some bewitching phenomena in our universe. And with this in mind, it includes 18 visualizations of everything from nearby nebulae to deep and distant galaxies. STScI said its goal was to:
… Create three-dimensional visions of awesome celestial sights.
Indeed, we think you’ll agree, they succeeded. So, enjoy the video above, and learn more about the images in the video below.
Cosmic Wonders on display
Learn more about the gorgeous objects that the video focuses on. For example, in the first half of the video you’ll see the following:
The Bubble Nebula. See winds and radiation from a massive star.
Arp 273. The two galaxies interact to form a shape like a long-stemmed rose.
Globular cluster M79. Enjoy the dizzying array of a rotating star cluster.
Hickson Compact Group 40. Fly through a community of five close-knit galaxies.
Star clusters in the Tarantula Nebula. Watch interacting star clusters in a star-forming region of a nearby dwarf galaxy.
Supernova 1987A. Follow the simulated journey of Supernova 1987A from pre-blast to the ring we see today.
Eta Carinae. A great eruption produced double-lobe-shaped clouds of gas and dust.
Objects in the 2nd half of the video
Then, continuing at the 1 minute 12 second mark in the video, you’ll find the following objects:
Sharpless 2-106. This star-forming region looks like a celestial snow angel with the wings made of bubbles of hot gas.
NGC 2014 and NGC 2020. Tour the 3D structure of two nebulae and their star-forming regions.
Bottom line: Enjoy this new video of some of Hubble’s greatest hits. The video, titled Cosmic Wonders, takes you on a 3D journey through nebulae and galaxies.