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Festive nebulae

Festive nebulae

Date: 19 December 2016
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 248
Copyright: NASA, ESA, STScI, K. Sandstrom (University of California, San Diego), and the SMIDGE team

This glowing nebula, named NGC 248, is located within the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way and about 200 000 light-years from Earth. The nebula was observed with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys in September 2015, as part of a survey called the Small Magellanic cloud Investigation of Dust and Gas Evolution (SMIDGE).

Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-May-2024 10:21 UT

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