Iridescent glory of nearby planetary nebula Showcased on Astronomy Day

The Helix Nebula explored in this clip is a planetary nebula, a glowing gaseous envelope expelled by a dying, sun-like star.

For more information see the original image.

Credit:

NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO).

About the Video

Id:heic0307a_fd
Release date:9 May 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0307
Duration:17 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Nebulae

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