December 10, 2016

Planetary Nebula NGC 7027

Planetary Nebula NGC 7027

This composite colour image of NGC 7027 is among the first data of a planetary nebula taken with NICMOS. This picture is actually composed of three separate images taken at different wavelengths. The red colour represents cool molecular hydrogen gas, the most abundant gas in the Universe.

Image Credit: William B. Latter (SIRTF Science Center/Caltech) and NASA/ESA

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