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The "Spirograph" Nebula
NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

The "Spirograph" Nebula

Hubble Heritage Project

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.

Acknowledgment: Dr. Raghvendra Sahai (JPL) and Dr. Arsen R. Hajian (USNO)


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