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Planetary Nebula IRAS 17150-3224

Planetary Nebula IRAS 17150-3224

Depicts: The Cotton Candy Nebula, IRAS 17150-3224
Copyright: Sun Kwok and Kate Su (University of Calgary), Bruce Hrivnak (Valparaiso University), and NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 has captured images of the birth of two planetary nebulae as they emerge from wrappings of gas and dust, like butterflies breaking out of their cocoons.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-May-2024 11:32 UT

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