Dumbbell Nebula, M27

A planetary nebula, which is a glowing cloud of gas and dust expelled by a dying star. The Dumbbell is named for its shape, which resembles the handheld weights. It is 1,360 light-years away, in the constellation Vulpecula.

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False-color image of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
Last Gasp Saturday, July 12, 2014
Dumbbell Nebula, M27
Grand Finale Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Radio Programs

Dumbbell Nebula A blaze of color for a dying star Saturday, July 12, 2014
Dumbbell Nebula The shy little celestial fox Sunday, September 6, 2009

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