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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 July 12, 2014

Dumbbell Nebula, M27

Grand Finale September 24, 2013

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Dumbbell Nebula A blaze of color for a dying star July 11, 2014