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Planetary Nebulae

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Ring Report Abuse
The famously named "Ring Nebula" is located in the northern constellation of Lyra.
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Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution.
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The Hourglass Nebula was photographed by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Stingray Report Abuse
Although it is some 130 times the size of our solar system, the Stingray Nebula is only about 1/10 the size of most other known planetary nebulae.
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Ant Report Abuse
Mz 3 is often referred to as the Ant Nebula because it resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.
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NGC 6565 Report Abuse
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