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Hubble image of planetary nebula NGC 2346 in the constellation Monoceros
NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)
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Planetary Nebula NGC 2346

NGC 2346 is a typical planetary nebula located in the constellation Monoceros. This type of nebula is formed when stars approach the end of their lives and eject large amounts of gas into space. The remains of the star at the center illuminate the gas and make it glow.

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