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NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula

NASA/JPL-Caltech2012-05-16

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NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, displays its ultraviolet glow courtesy of NASA GALEX. The Helix is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life.

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  • Title: NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  • Date Created: 2012-05-16
  • Rights: JPL

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