The Twin Jet Nebula

The Twin Jet Nebula – ESA/Hubble | Nature Magazine

  The Twin Jet Nebula The Twin Jet Nebula, or PN M2-9, is a striking sample of a bipolar planetary nebula. Bipolar planetary nebulae are shaped when the central object is not a single star, but a binary system, Studies have shown that the nebula’s size rises with time, and measurements of this rate of rise suggest that the stellar outburst that formed the parts occurred just 1200 years ago.   Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt ESA/Hubble | Nature Magazine

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