noaoann06012 — Announcement

A Shocking Skull of Gas

21 April 2006

A new Gemini Observatory image of NGC 246, nicknamed the "Skull Nebula," shows what can happen as the outer atmosphere of a fast-moving, dying star similar in composition to the Sun (in several billion years) pushes through its local cloud of interstellar gas and dust.


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Skull Nebula NGC 246
Skull Nebula NGC 246