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Picture of the Day - The Spirograph Nebula

Published by Matt on Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:06 pm via: Hubble ESA
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Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 lies about 2, 000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable textures weaving through the nebula. Their origin, however, is still uncertain.

The Spirograph Nebula. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA

The Spirograph Nebula. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA

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