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Another Planetary Nebula
In the constellation Vulpecula, which is between
Cygnus and Delphinus, lies the Dumbbell Nebula, M27:
Like the Ring Nebula, the Dumbbell Nebula was produced when the
outer part of a star blew off. That catastrophic event happened around 4000 years ago. The
Dumbbell Nebula is about 1200 light-years from Earth.
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