View Full Version : Penetrating New View Into The Helix Nebula

2009-Feb-25, 02:10 PM
*ESO's La Silla Observatory has snapped a new image of the*famous Helix planetary nebula, revealing a rich — and rarely photographed — background of distant galaxies.The Helix Nebula, NGC 7293, about 700 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius, is a Sun-like star in its final explosion*before retirement as a white dwarf.Shells of gas are [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/02/25/penetrating-new-view-into-the-helix-nebula/)