A Sample Page from "Touch the Universe"

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News release ID: STScI-2002-28
Release Date: Nov 21, 2002
Image Use: Copyright
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The Ring Nebula
The true colors in this image indicate different layers of gases: helium (blue), oxygen (green), and nitrogen (red). The outline of the outer layer of cool nitrogen is represented by a dotted texture; the middle hot layer with oxygen has a texture of parallel lines, and the very hot center area of helium, with a star, has no texture.

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