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Hubble image of NGC 6543, the Cat's Eye Nebula
NASA / Space Telescope Science Institute
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Cat's Eye Nebula

NGC 6543 is yet another example of a planetary nebula, formed when a dying star ejects gas and other material out into space. The nebula is located in the constellation Draco and contains one of the most complex structures of any planetary nebula. The rings of gas surrounding the star have given the nebula the nickname, Cat's Eye Nebula.

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