Postcard: Thor’s Helmet Nebula (NGC 2359) VLT

This VLT image of the Thor’s Helmet Nebula was taken on the occasion of ESO’s 50th Anniversary in 2012. The helmet is a cosmic bubble, blown as the wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble’s centre sweeps through the surrounding molecular cloud.

Credit:

ESO/B. Bailleul

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Release date:5 March 2013, 09:47
Dimensions:17 cm (W) x 12 cm (H)

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