Pan of NGC 7027

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope depicts NGC 7027, or the “Jewel Bug” nebula. 

The object had been slowly puffing away its mass in quiet, spherically symmetric or perhaps spiral patterns for centuries — until relatively recently  when it produced a new cloverleaf pattern.

New observations of the object have found unprecedented levels of complexity and rapid changes in the jets and gas bubbles blasting off of the star at the centre of the nebula.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Kastner (RIT)

About the Video

Id:heic2011b
Release date:18 June 2020, 19:00
Related releases:heic2011
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 7027
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Nebulae

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