The Helix Nebula (Picture of the Day)

NGC 7293: The Helix Nebula
The Helix Nebula, also known as the "Eye of God", is about 700 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius. Of all the planetary nebulae, this is one of the closest to the Earth. This nebula is approximately 5 light years across.The nebula is estimated to be around 10,600 years old.

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