The Gum Nebula in the Milky Way

The nearby Gum Nebula seen against the stars of the Milky Way galaxy. The diaphanous nebula is named for Australian astronomer Colin Stanley Gum (1924-1960).

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Id:milky-way_nebula
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:6496 x 5299 px

About the Object

Name:Gum Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
• X - Nebulae

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