Dumbbell Nebula (Picture of the Day)

Dumbbell Nebula (M27 or NGC 6853)
Dumbbell Nebula (M27 or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula which is about 1,360 light years away in the constellation of Vulpecula. It is about 1.44 light years in diameter. The nebula is approximately 9,800 years old. At the center of the nebula is a white dwarf, which is the largest white dwarf known yet.

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