M27 – Dumbbell Nebula

M27 – Dumbbell Nebula
Dumbbell Nebula
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[The Dumbbell Nebula] is a planetary nebula some 1,360 light years away from the Earth. A planetary nebula is an emission nebula consisting of an expanding glowing shell gas and lasts only a few tens of thousands of years – so rather short in the life cycle of stars. At the centre of the nebula is a white dwarf – actually its the [largest known white dwarf].


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