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ESOcast 9: Celestial Tango Makes for a Gorgeous Nebula

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ESO has just released a stunning new image of a field of stars towards the constellation of Carina. This striking view is ablaze with a flurry of stars of all colours and brightnesses, some of which glow against a backdrop of gas and dust clouds.

A complex nebula created by previous, violent ejections surrounds an unusual star in the middle of this field. Astronomers have discovered that this star has a companion. Interactions in this double star system, surrounded by a dusty disc, may be the engine fuelling the star’s remarkable nebula.

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Credit:

Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Cinematography: Herbert Zodet. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Henri Boffin, Lars Lindberg Christensen and Adam Hadhazy. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: movetwo. Footage and photos: ESO Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen

 

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About the Video

Id:eso0928b
Release date:5 August 2009
Related releases:eso0928
Duration:04m 20s

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Type:• X - ESOcast

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161.4 MB

Large

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69.5 MB

Medium

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50.5 MB
Medium MPEG-1
102.8 MB
Medium Flash
58.4 MB

Small

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25.1 MB
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17.0 MB

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74.9 KB

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Czech
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English
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Italian
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Polish
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German
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Portuguese
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French
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