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The Egg Nebula

The Egg Nebula


Depicts: CRL 2688, The Egg Nebula
Copyright: Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, andNASA

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.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
4-Oct-2022 19:40 UT

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