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Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery. A View of NGC 3918

Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery. A View of NGC 3918


Depicts: NGC 3918, IRAS 11478-5654
Copyright: Howard Bond (Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA

NGC 3918 is in the constellation Centaurus and is about 3,000 light-years from us. Its diameter is about 0.3 light-year. It shows a roughly spherical outer envelope but an elongated inner balloon inflated by a fast wind from the hot central star, which is starting to break out of the spherical envelope at the top and bottom of the image.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 19:21 UT

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