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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Resolves a Planetary Nebula in the Large Magellanic Could

Release date: Apr 8, 1992 12:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: American Astronomical Society Meeting

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has imaged N66, a planetary nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way galaxy). The image was obtained at 10:41 p.m. EDT on June 26, 1991, using the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera.