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

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.

The full resolution image used in this postcard can be viewed and downloaded here.

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Credit:

ESO/B. Bailleul

About the Postcard

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Release date:5 March 2013, 09:47
Dimensions:17 cm (W) x 12 cm (H) x 0.01 cm (D)

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