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Hourglass Nebula Poster
This is a telescopic image of MyCn18; a young planetary nebula located about 8000 light years away. The Hourglass Nebula was created as a dying star collapsed and ejected much of its matter into space. The blue oval feature in the center is sometimes called the Eye of God. This image reveals the true shape of MyCn18 to be an hourglass with an intricate pattern of etchings in its walls.