Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NGC 5189

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly colored ribbon in space.

Photo credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Note: For more information, see A Swoosh in Space: Merry Christmas from Hubble.

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