Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dumbell in the Sky

Here is a little image of Messier 27, known as the Dumbell Nebula for it's shape in early film photos. This is a shell of gas being thrown off by a dying star. If you look closely, you can see the star in the center of the shell. Eventually, this shell will dissipate and the star will become a burned out cinder.

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