Annotated image showing features in the Saturn Nebula

The spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colourful image was captured by the powerful MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), as part of a study which mapped the dust inside a planetary nebula for the first time.

This annotated version labels the features of this curious object.

Credit:

ESO/J. Walsh

About the Image

Id:eso1731c
Type:Collage
Release date:27 September 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1731
Size:2546 x 2125 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Illustrations

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