Helix Nebula: A Hubble Image Tour

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Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds

The Helix Nebula, a favorite target for amateur astronomers, is one of the closest planetary nebulae to Earth. Planetary nebulae are shells of gas expelled by dying stars.

Explore the science along with the scenery – Image Tours show Hubble pictures through an astronomer's eyes, pinpointing and explaining key features to add understanding to the joy of cosmic sightseeing.

Features, HD Video, Nebulas, Planetary Nebulas, tours


Image: NASA, ESA, C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), M. Meixner and P. McCullough (STScI)

Publication: March 21, 2006

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