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MPEG Video Clip: Bipolar Planetary Nebula Animation: A Giant Star Swallows Its Companion - Video Assests

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  • MPEG 1
  • File Size - 1.5MB
  • Length - 41 seconds
  • Format - MPEG 1
  • Resolution - 320 x 240 pixels

 


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  • Title: Bipolar Planetary Nebula Animation: A Giant Star Swallows Its Companion
  • Description:
    Part 1: The giant star expands and engulfs the companion. Inside the giant, the core of the giant and the companion star act like an egg beater and make the star rotate rapidly. Part 2: The equatorial disk acts like a belt which forces fast winds to expand material into huge lobes, forming one of the common bipolar nebula shapes. This is an artist’s conception, not a view from the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Source URL: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/1997/38/
  • Credits: Thomas Goertel, Space Telescope Science Institute

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