Ring Nebula is expanding at 43,000 miles an hour, according to Hubble

Some misconceptions are cleared up.

Ring Nebula is expanding at 43,000 miles an hour, according to Hubble

Science Recorder | Rick Docksai | Monday, May 27, 2013

The Ring Nebula apparently has been misnamed: It’s not a ring at all, but a football-shaped jelly doughnut. A group of scientists reported this conclusion in a statement Thursday following a first-ever video reconstruction of the interstellar body based on sloughs of images from the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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