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    Hubblecast 71: Visible echoes around RS Puppis

    Hubble Space Telescope

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    This episode of the Hubblecast explores striking new Hubble observations of a variable star known as RS Puppis. This star is growing brighter and dimmer as it pulsates over a period of five weeks. These pulsations have created a stunning example of a phenomenon known as a light echo, where light appears to reverberate through the foggy environment around the star.

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    Credit: ESA/Hubble

    Directed by: Nicola Guttridge
    Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
    Written by: Nicola Guttridge & Georgia Bladon
    Presented by: Joe Liske (Dr J)
    Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
    Images: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-Hubble/Europe Collaboration
    Acknowledgment: H. Bond (STScI and Penn State University)
    View of Milky Way: Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org).
    Videos: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada), G. Bacon (STScI)
    Music: Zero Project
    Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
    Cinematography: Peter Rixner (perix-media-gmbh.de)
    Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen