|When you think of NGC 2438- think of stellar evolution and beauty!
This glowing bubble of gas was cast off by a dying star several hundred
thousand years ago. The sphere of gas is in the foreground
(2,900 light years away) of the young and energetic stars of M46 (a star
cluster). Note that the central star is the very small dim blue star just to
upper left of a brighter background neighbor.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Nicole Bies and Esidro Hernandez/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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