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Helix Nebula


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This gorgeous astronomy 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 called planetary nebulae. Discovered in the 18th century, these cosmic works of art were erroneously named for their resemblance to gas-giant planets.

Planetary nebulae are actually the remains of stars that once looked a lot like our sun. These stars spend most of their lives turning hydrogen into helium in a massive runaway nuclear fusion reactions in their cores. In fact, this process of fusion provides all the light and heat that we get from our sun. Our sun will blossom into a planetary nebula when it dies in about five billion years.

This is another fine galaxy photograph that's a true showcase piece. It is beautifully composed of the perfect blends of artistic intelligence and well-defined elegance. This wall art is almost certain to complement the confines of your space with its majestic grandeur and high-resolution details.  

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