Daily cosmobite: The Spare-Tyre nebula in Grus

The “Spare-Tyre” nebula in Grus, IC5148Constellation Grus contains the “Spare-Tyre” nebula, a beautiful planetary nebula. A planetary nebula is the final death-throws of a Sun-like star that has shed its outer layers in a final dying gasp. This one is 3000 light years away.



The “Spare-Tyre” nebula in Grus, IC5148. Courtesy of ESO/wiki.






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