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A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style

18/12/2012

A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • 'Tis the season for holiday decorating and tree-trimming. Not to be left out, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have photographed a festive-looking nearby planetary nebula called NGC 5189. The intricate structure of this bright gaseous nebula resembles a glass-blown holiday ornament with a glowing ribbon entwined.

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