May 23, 2013
This image uses a 3D effect to visualize the Ring Nebula’s structure. The brightest part of this nebula is what we see as the colorful main ring. This is composed of gas thrown off by a dying star at the centre of the nebula.
Topics: Messier objects, Astronomy, NGC objects, Crab Nebula, Orion Nebula, Nebula, Ring Nebula, Lyra constellation, Planetary nebulae, Orion Arm, Space, Entertainment Culture