Postcard05: The Helix Nebula
This image of the Helix Nebula shows a fine web of filamentary "bicycle-spoke" features embedded in the colorful red and blue gas ring. The Helix is one of the nearest planetary nebulae to Earth. Read more about the image here.
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Text and compilation: Monica Salomone & Lars Lindberg Christensen. Graphics & Layout: Martin Kornmesser. Editor: Bruce Battrick. Coordination: Lars Lindberg Christensen.