Hourglass Nebula

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Hourglass Nebula

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The Hourglass Nebula, also known as the Engraved Hourglass Nebula or MyCn18, is a young planetary nebula in Musca constellation.

The nebula lies at a distance of 8,000 light years from Earth. Its unusual appearance, with two large outer rings and a small central one, has earned the nebula the nickname the Eye of God, one that it shares with the better known Helix Nebula in Aquarius.
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