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April 15, 1996 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1996-13

Hubble Finds Thousands of Gaseous Fragments Surrounding a Dying Star

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Helix Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 29m 30s
Dec. -20d 50m 10s
Constellation: Aquarius
Distance: 450 Light Years
Age 10,000 years