The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

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Fast Facts
News release ID: STScI-2000-07
Release Date: Jan 24, 2000
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This planetary nebula began forming 10,000 years ago, when the dying star at its center began flinging out bubbles of gas and matter.

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Tags
Astronomical, Early Release Observation, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae

Credits

NASA, Andrew Fruchter and the ERO Team [Sylvia Baggett (STScI), Richard Hook (ST-ECF), Zoltan Levay (STScI)]