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National Geographic- it looks like an eye, but it's a Nebula. We are made of this awesome stardust. -Shannise-the supernatural is hidden and requires only belief.


One more picture of Helix nebula (NGC 7293). This one got a huge image post-processing: the result is stunning, with detail and hue nuances rarely seen.


This object, called the Helix nebula, lies 650 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius. Also known by the catalog number NGC 7293, it is a typical example of a class of objects...

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The 17 Most Spectacular NASA Photos Ever Taken

NGC 7293 - Helix Nebula or often referred to as “The Eye of God.” | The 17 Most Spectacular NASA Photos Ever Taken


Space - Community - The #HelixNebula is an example of a planetary nebula, or 'planetary' formed at the end of a star's evolution. Gases from the star in the surrounding space appear, from our vantage point, as if we are looking down a helix structure. The remnant central stellar core, known as a planetary nebula nucleus or PNN, is destined to become a white dwarf star. The observed glow of the central star is so energetic that it causes the previously expelled gases to brightly fluoresce.