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The Spirograph Nebula

The Spirograph Nebula

Depicts: IC 418, The Spirograph Nebula, IRAS 05251-1244
Copyright: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA

Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 lies about 2,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable textures weaving through the nebula. Their origin, however, is still uncertain.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jun-2024 19:42 UT

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