Wallpaper: The Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6369)

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The Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6369)

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A dying star expels its outer layers, creating a planetary nebula . so called because it resembles a planet when seen with a small telescope. NGC 6369's blue-green ring marks the location where energetic ultraviolet light has stripped electrons from oxygen atoms in the gas.

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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