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. 


ESO/H. Boffin
Music: delmo "acoustic" 

About the Video

Release date:8 November 2012, 20:00
Related releases:eso1244
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Fleming 1, PN G290.5+07.9
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary



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