The Turtle in Space

The Turtle in Space
From the Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the shrouds of gas surrounding dying, sunlike stars known as planetary nebulae, come in a variety of strange shapes. This image of NGC 6210 adds another bizarre form to the gallery of planetary nebulae: a turtle swallowing a seashell.
Image Title: The Turtle in Space
based on press release for PHOTO NO.: STScI-PRC982
Credit: Robert Rubin and Christopher Ortiz (NASA Ames Research Center), Patrick Harrington and Nancy Jo Lame (University of Maryland), Reginald Dufour (Rice University), and NASA

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