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    APOD 2012 April 20 M57: The Ring Nebula Credit: Composite Image Data - Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing and additional imaging - Robert Gendler

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    • Jazz Renauer

      We live on the most beautiful, giving planet in the world. This is the "Ring Nebula" and this is part of our Universe. Are we lucky or what?

    • Wendy Allen

      Astronomy Photo of the Day: 7/9/14 - The Ring Nebula -  #APotD #RingNebula

    • Amari Stamm

      The Ring Nebula (photo: Subaru Telescope, Hubble Legacy Archive, Robert #universe|

    • Carson Cryar

      M57: The Ring Nebula is a planetary nebula, its outer layers expelled from a dying, once sun-like star. It is located 2,000 light-years away, and appears in the northern constellation Lyra.

    • Osama Waseef

      Very deep image of the Ring Nebula, the dying gasps of an old star. Image credit: NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA); Subaru Telescope/NAOJ/Robert Gendler; André van der Hoeven

    • Jolyn Henry

      Messier 57, The Ring Nebula. The gaseous shroud represents outer layers expelled from the dying, once sun-like star at the nebula's center. Intense ultraviolet light from the hot central star ionizes atoms in the gas. Ionized oxygen atoms produce the characteristic greenish glow and ionized hydrogen, the prominent red emission.

    • Yvonne Mihm

      space, the final frontier

    • Diane Hetfield

      Beauty in outer space!

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