Helix Nebula model (artist's impression)

Looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to celestial objects like galaxies and nebulas. These objects are so far away that astronomers cannot see their three-dimensional structure.


NASA, ESA, C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), and M. Meixner, P. McCullough, and G. Bacon ( Space Telescope Science Institute)

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:16 December 2004, 16:00
Size:3000 x 2250 px

About the Object

Name:Helix Nebula, IRAS 22267-2102, NGC 7293
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:700 light years

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