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Hubble Heritage Project's First Anniversary. A View of NGC 2346

Hubble Heritage Project's First Anniversary. A View of NGC 2346


Depicts: NGC 2346, IRAS 07068-0043
Copyright: NASA/The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

NGC 2346, in contrast to the first two young objects, is a so-called "planetary nebula," which is ejected from Sun-like stars which are near the ends of their lives.

NGC 2346 is remarkable because its central star is known to be actually a very close pair of stars, orbiting each other every 16 days.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Jun-2024 01:15 UT

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