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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

    Angel Wing Nebula

    Nebulae, nebulae, nebulae...

    Crescent Nebula

    Image from Hubble

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    Orion Nebula and running man nebula

    Cat's Eye Nebula orNGC 6543, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Draco Structurally, it is one of the most complex nebulae known. Distance to Earth: 3262 light years

    Nebula

    The Crab Nebula

    The Butterfly nebula, NGC 6302, lies about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.

    Elephant’s Trunk Nebula

    Planetary nebula IC 4406 in the constellation Lupus Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

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    Know Your Nebulae

    Cat's Eye Nebula

    Nebula

    Bubble Nebula

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    This photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows an ominous pillar of gas and dust known as the Cone Nebula. The image shows the top portion of the nebula that is 2.5 light years in height. The Cone Nebula is 2,500 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros constellation. The red halo of light seen around the pillar is caused when ultraviolet radiation causes hydrogen gas in the nebula to glow.

    Ring nebula