Astronomers captured this party balloon-like sphere of gas being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star. The Bubble Nebula, or NGC 7635, is caused by hot gas escaping into space from a star 45 times more massive than the Sun.
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Hubble Sees a Star 'Inflating' a Giant Bubble
Production: April 21, 2016
Publication: October 3, 2016