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Hubble snaps NGC 5189 | by Hubble Space Telescope / ESA
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Hubble snaps NGC 5189

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly coloured ribbon in space.

 

More information and download-options:

www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1220a/

 

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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Taken on December 18, 2012