The Crescent Nebula and the Soap Bubble

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The Crescent Nebula NGC6888 and Soap Bubble situated in the constellation of Cygnus. At 5000 light years from the Earth the crescent nebula formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136, colliding with and energising the slower moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant around 250,000 years ago. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and one inward. The Soap Bubble Nebula is a planetary nebula so raise your glass to another Bubble in the Sky!

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