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IRAS 23166 1655

IRAS 23166 1655 - Almost perfect geometrical form, Hubble, Constellation of Pegasus, IRAS 23166 1655, Pre planetary nebula, LL Pegasi
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One of the most perfect geometrical forms created in space, this image shows the formation of an unusual pre-planetary nebula, known as IRAS 23166 1655, around the star LL Pegasi in the constellation of Pegasus. The striking picture shows what appears to be a thin spiral pattern of astonishingly regularity winding around the star, which is itself hidden behind thick dust. The material forming the spiral is moving outwards a speed of about 50 000 km/hour and, by combining this speed with the distance between layers, astronomers calculate that the shells are each separated by about 800 years.

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KimE12 Uploaded by KimE12 on . IRAS 23166 1655 - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: IRAS 23166 1655. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 2206809. One of the most perfect geometrical forms created in space, this image shows the formation of an unusual pre-planetary nebula, known as IRAS 23166 1655, around the star LL Pegasi in the constellation of Pegasus. The striking picture shows what appears to be a thin spiral pattern of astonishingly regularity winding around the star, which is itself hidden behind thick dust. The material forming the spiral is moving outwards a speed of about 50 000 km/hour and, by combining this speed with the distance between layers, astronomers calculate that the shells are each separated by about 800 years.

ESA / NASA & R. Sahai
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Alexandra66
Posted by Alexandra66 on 12/22/16 at 06:06 PM
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Uploaded By: KimE12
Date Uploaded: December 22, 2016
Filename: Pegasus.jpg
Original Resolution: 1500x1112
File Size: 940.88KB
Category: Galaxies

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