Blowing Cosmic Bubbles

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals an expanding shell of glowing gas surrounding a hot, massive star in our Milky Way Galaxy. The shell is being shaped by strong stellar winds of material and radiation produced by the bright star at the left, which is 10 to 20 times more massive than our Sun.

Credit:

Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA/ESA

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9828e
Type:Observation
Release date:21 October 1998, 06:00
Size:1131 x 1200 px

About the Object

Name:Bubble Nebula, NGC 7635
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:8000 light years

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