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  • Planetary Nebula NGC 2392
  • Central Star HD 59088
  • Federation Science Station
Roughly 10.000 years ago, the sun in this far away star system left the main sequence and the outer shell's formed an planetary nebula.

The formation resembles a person's head surrounded by a parka hood. It is surrounded by gas that composed the outer layers of a Sun-like star. The visible inner filaments are ejected by a strong wind of particles from the central star. The outer disk contains unusual light-year-long filaments.

The central star is a type O8 dwarf star and is 40 times as luminous as the Sun.
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