The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)
The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)
About this image

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.


Tags
Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Massive Stars, Nebulae, Stars

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)