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Milky Way detail. Part of the Milky Way, a band of stars in the night sky that is a view of our own spiral galaxy from the inside. The green object towards lower left is the Dumbbell planetary nebula (M27) formed from shells of gas cast off by a Sun-like star towards the end of its life. The Dumbbell lies around 1250 light years from Earth in the constellation Vulpecula.
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