Iridescent glory of nearby planetary nebula Showcased on Astronomy Day

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Iridescent glory of nearby planetary nebula Showcased on Astronomy Day

The Helix Nebula explored in this clip is a planetary nebula, a glowing gaseous envelope expelled by a dying, sun-like star.

For more information see the original image.

More information and download options: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic0307a_fd/

Credit:
NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO).

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