The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)

The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)

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News release ID: STScI-2016-13
Release Date: Apr 21, 2016
Image Use: Copyright
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To mark Hubble's 26th birthday, astronomers captured this party balloon-like sphere of gas being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star. The Bubble Nebula, or NGC 7635, is caused by hot gas escaping into space from a star 45 times more massive than the Sun.

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