Happy Holidays Horn (Boomerang Nebula)

Happy Holidays Horn (Boomerang Nebula)

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News release ID: STScI-2005-25
Release Date: Nov 30, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This reflecting cloud of dust and gas has two nearly symmetric lobes of matter that are being ejected from a central star. Over the last 1,500 years, nearly one and a half times the mass of our Sun has been lost by the central star of the Boomerang Nebula.

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Annotated, Artwork, Astronomical, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Nebulae, Reflection Nebulae

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);
Acknowledgment: J. Biretta (STScI)