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News Release 609 of 1051

November 21, 2002 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-28

Hands-On Book of Hubble Images Allows the Visually Impaired to "Touch the Universe"


Image: A Sample Page from "Touch the Universe"

A Sample Page from "Touch the Universe"

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The Ring Nebula
The true colors in this image indicate different layers of gases: helium (blue), oxygen (green), and nitrogen (red). The outline of the outer layer of cool nitrogen is represented by a dotted texture; the middle hot layer with oxygen has a texture of parallel lines, and the very hot center area of helium, with a star, has no texture.

Object Names: Ring Nebula, NGC 6720, M57

Image Type: Photograph

Photo Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


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