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Picture Album: Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)

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Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)
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To mark Hubble's 26th birthday, astronomers captured this party balloon-like sphere of gas being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star. The Bubble Nebula, or NGC 7635, is caused by hot gas escaping into space from a star 45 times more massive than the Sun.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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