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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘NGC 2438’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 2438 is a planetary nebula, the gaseous shroud cast off by a dying sunlike star billions of years old whose central reservoir of hydrogen fuel has been exhausted.   Planetary Nebula NGC 2438 Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel López, IAC Explanation: NGC 2438 is a planetary nebula, the gaseous shroud cast off by a dying sunlike star billions of years old whose central reservoir of hydrogen fuel has been exhausted. About 3,000 light-years distant it lies within the ... Full Story

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