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Helix planetary nebula (NGC 7293) in Aquarius

auteur: W.Promper/Novapix

référence: a-nep72-93007

Image Size 300 DPI: 17 * 16 cm

The Helix is a planetary nebula, the glowing gaseous envelope expelled by a dying, sun-like star. The Helix, located 690 light-years away, is one of the closest planetary nebulas to Earth

Keywords for this photo:

2006 - ACT05 - AQUARIUS - ASTRONOMY - DWARF - EVOLUTION - H-ALPHA - HELIX - NEBULA - NGC 7293 - PLANETARY NEBULA - STAR - WHITE DWARF -