Share

News Release Archive:

News Release 93 of 958

December 18, 2012 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-49

A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style

A Hubble Heritage Release

December 18, 2012: 'Tis the season for holiday decorating and tree-trimming. Not to be left out, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have photographed a festive-looking nearby planetary nebula called NGC 5189. The intricate structure of this bright gaseous nebula resembles a glass-blown holiday ornament with a glowing ribbon entwined.

See the rest:

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