Planetary nebula NGC 5198, HST image

Planetary nebula NGC 5198, HST image

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Caption: Planetary nebula NGC 5198, Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image. Combined optical and infrared image of the planetary nebula NGC 5198. A planetary nebula is a series of shells of gas cast off by a dying star, with these gas shells glowing as they impact the surrounding medium. NGC 5198 is 3000 light years from Earth, in the constellation of Musca. Image data obtained with the HST's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) instrument. Image published in 2012.

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Keywords: 2012, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, dead star, dust, dust shells, dying star, expanding, expansion, gas shell, glowing, hst, hubble space telescope, infrared, interstellar gas, ir, musca, ngc 5189, ngc 5198, optical, planetary nebula, space, space telescope, stellar evolution, universe, visible, wfc3, wide field camera 3

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