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Compass and Scale Image of NGC 5189
Source: Hubblesite.orgCredit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

December 18, 2012: ‘Tis the season for holiday decorating and tree-trimming. Not to be left out, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have photographed a festive-looking nearby planetary nebula called NGC 5189. The intricate structure of this bright gaseous nebula resembles a glass-blown holiday ornament with a glowing ribbon entwined. See: A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style

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