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Hubblecast 51: Star-forming region S 106

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In this episode of the Hubblecast, we take a tour of the compact star-forming region Sh 2-106. Its hourglass shape is caused by the final, violent phases of a star’s formation in the middle of the gaseous nebula. This episode explains some of the science behind Hubble’s observations and brings them to life with detailed 3D computer visualisations.

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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Oli Usher and Bárbara Ferreira
Narration: Joe Liske (Dr J)
Images: NASA, ESA
Animations: Greg Bacon (STScI), Martin Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)
Music: Zero Project
Directed by: Oli Usher
Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen