Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery. A View of Hubble 5
Hubble 5 is a striking example of a 'butterfly' or bipolar (two-lobed) nebula. The heat generated by fast winds causes each of the lobes to expand, much like a pair of balloons with internal heaters. This observation was taken Sept. 9, 1997 by the Hubble telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Hubble 5 is 2, 200 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius.
About the Image
|Release date:||17 December 1997, 06:00|
|Size:||629 x 535 px|
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|Optical||Hubble Space Telescope|