The Eskimo Nebula or NGC 2392 (Picture of the Day)

Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)
The Eskimo nebula (NGC 2392) is a planetary nebula which is about 2,870 light years away in our Milky Way Galaxy. It is approximately 0.34 light years in diameter. It is located in the constellation of Gemini. The gas clouds of the nebula are not fully understood. The inner visible filaments are ejected by strong winds by the central star. The outer disk contains unusually large orange filaments.




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