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: NGC objects, Messier objects, Astronomy, Space, Lyra constellation, Ring Nebula, Planetary nebulae, Crab Nebula, Nebula, Orion Arm, Orion Nebula, Entertainment Culture