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t looks like a soap bubble or perhaps even a camera fault, but a newly discovered object is actually the ghost of a star like our sun
Originally posted by ngchunter
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
And it may not be "planetary" in nature, but there's always the original "bubble nebula," NGC 7635, seen here in HST palette narrowband:
Originally posted by refuse_orders
Thanks for posting ngchunter, it maybe the first but its not as perfectly formed as this new one, still... Pretty damn impressive!
The "Cygnus Bubble" nebula may actually be a cylinder that is being seen from one of its ends. This image was taken with the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-metre telescope in Arizona (Image: Travis A. Rector/U of Alaska Anchorage/Heidi Schweiker/NOAO)