Mapping the Ring Nebula's Structure

Mapping the Ring Nebula's Structure

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News release ID: STScI-2013-13
Release Date: May 23, 2013
Image Use: Copyright
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This illustration depicts a sideways view of the Ring Nebula, as deduced by astronomers using new Hubble observations. The doughnut-shaped feature in the center of the graphic is the main ring. The lobes above and below the ring comprise a football-shaped structure that pierces the ring. Dense knots of gas are embedded along the ring's inner rim.

Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Infographics, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae


NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)