Visualisation of the 3D structure of the Ring Nebula

This image uses a 3D effect to visualise the Ring Nebula’s structure.

The brightest part of this nebula is what we see as the colourful main ring. This is composed of gas thrown off by a dying star at the centre of the nebula.



ESA/Hubble and NASA, M. Kornmesser.

About the Video

Release date:23 May 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1310
Related announcements:ann1305
Duration:30 s

About the Object

Name:M 57, Messier 57, NGC 6720, Ring Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary



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