The Bubble Nebula: A Hubble Image Tour

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Duration: 4 minutes, 14 seconds

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.

Explore the science along with the scenery – Image Tours show Hubble pictures through an astronomer's eyes, pinpointing and explaining key features to add understanding to the joy of cosmic sightseeing.

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Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Massive Stars, Nebulae, Stars

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

Publication: October 3, 2016


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