Season’s Greetings – Warm Wishes for Peace and Joy (Bubble Nebula)

Season’s Greetings – Warm Wishes for Peace and Joy (Bubble Nebula)

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News release ID: STScI-2016-13
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

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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Annotated, Artwork, Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae

Credits

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