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The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)
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Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

In this colorful image, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a view of the expanding shell at the core of the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635). The image was released to mark the 26th anniversary of Hubble’s launch into Earth orbit.

Facts of interest about the image

The Bubble Nebula is 7,100 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia. The signature central bubble is seven light-years wide.

Related materials

HubbleSite press release: "Hubble Sees a Star 'Inflating' a Giant Bubble"

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