The Egg Nebula

This image of the Egg Nebula, also known as CRL2688 and located roughly 3, 000 light-years from us, was taken in red light with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope.

This image sheds new light on the poorly understood ejection of stellar matter which accompanies the slow death of Sun-like stars. The image is shown in false color.

Credit:

Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9603a
Type:Observation
Release date:16 January 1996, 06:00
Size:745 x 745 px

About the Object

Name:CRL 2688, Egg Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years

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