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Another Planetary Nebula

     In the constellation Vulpecula, which is between Cygnus and Delphinus, lies the Dumbbell Nebula, M27:
image Dumbbell Nebula
Like the Ring Nebula, the Dumbbell Nebula was produced when the outer part of a star blew off. That catastrophic event happened around 4000 years ago. The Dumbbell Nebula is about 1200 light-years from Earth.

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