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Planetary Nebula NGC 5189
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Planetary Nebula NGC 5189

December 19, 2012
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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly coloured ribbon in space.

Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)