February 2005 - The red Spider nebula

Calendar Feb 2005

Hubble observations have revealed huge waves sculpted in the Red Spider Nebula. This warm and windy planetary nebula harbours one of the hottest stars in the Universe and its powerful stellar winds generate waves 100 billion kilometres high.

Credit:

ESA & Garrelt Mellema (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

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Year:2005
Month:2

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