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Helix Nebula Seen in Infrared


http://youtu.be/yTJKKB8lt4U

Zooming in from the constellation Aquarius, the Helix Nebula — NGC 7293 — comes into view

The Helix Nebula located in the constellation Aquarius.  The estimated distance is about 700 light-years. Yes this is the one often been referred to as the Eye of God on the Internet.

More on Helix Nebula

Video: ESO/VISTA/J. Emerson/S. Brunier/A. Fujjii/Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit)

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