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A selection of Hubble's planetary nebulae

A selection of Hubble's planetary nebulae


Date: 04 September 2013
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: A selection of images of bipolar planetary nebulae
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This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of bipolar planetary nebulae taken by Hubble.

A new study using Hubble observations has found that bipolar planetary nebulae located towards the central bulge of our Milky Way appear to be strangely aligned in the sky — a surprising result given their varied histories. The nebulae shown here were not involved in this new study, but demonstrate the varied forms of these spectacular objects.

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ESA/Hubble & NASA
NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA
NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
M2-9: Bruce Balick (University of Washington), Vincent Icke (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Garrelt Mellema (Stockholm University), and NASA/ESA
Hen 3-1475: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Hubble 5: Bruce Balick (University of Washington), Vincent Icke (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Garrelt Mellema (Stockholm University), and NASA/ESA

Last Update: 1 September 2019
1-Dec-2021 20:51 UT

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