Thor's Helmet Nebula (NGC 2359)

Almond trees in Thor's Nebula, Augusta Stylianou

Thor's Helmet Nebula (also known as NGC 2359) is a bright nebula surrounding a Wolf-Rayet Star:

NGC 2359 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately 15,000 light-years away. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution.

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* http://www.astrosurf.com/antilhue/ngc2359.htm

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