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Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery. A View of NGC 5307

Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery. A View of NGC 5307


Depicts: NGC 5307, IRAS 13478-5057
Copyright: Howard Bond (Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA

NGC 5307 also lies in Centaurus but is about 10,000 light-years away and has a diameter of approximately 0.6 light-year. It is an example of a planetary nebula with a pinwheel or spiral structure; each blob of gas ejected from the central star has a counterpart on the opposite side of the star.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 19:22 UT

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