Virtual Reality Flight Through The Orion Nebula

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Virtual Reality Flight Through The Orion Nebula
June 10, 2018

This virtual reality visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

 

As the camera flies into the nebula, the viewer sweeps past newborn stars, smouldering clouds heated by intense radiation, and tadpole-shaped gaseous envelopes surrounding protoplanetary disks. A glowing gaseous landscape is revealed, that has been illuminated and carved by the high-energy radiation and strong stellar winds from the massive hot stars in the central cluster.

 

Credit:

Frank Summers, Greg Bacon, Zolt Levay, Lisa Frattare, Massimo Robberto (STScI). Acknowledgment: Robert Gendler. Music: "Blizzard (PON I)", Kai Engel, CC BY-NC

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