A close-up view of the planetary nebula Fleming 1 seen with ESO’s Very Large Telescope

This pan video shows a close-up of a new ESO Very Large Telescope image of the planetary nebula Fleming 1 in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). This striking object is a glowing cloud of gas around a dying star. New observations have shown that it is likely that a very rare pair of white dwarf stars lies at the heart of this object, a fact that can fully explain the remarkably symmetric structures of the jets in the surrounding gas clouds. 

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ESO/H. Boffin
Music: delmo "acoustic" 

About the Video

Id:eso1244b
Közzététel napja:2012. november 8. 20.00
Related releases:eso1244
Időtartam:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Név:Fleming 1, PN G290.5+07.9
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Nebulae

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