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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

A New Shape Model of the Homunculus Nebula

Caption: A new shape model of the Homunculus Nebula reveals protrusions, trenches, holes and irregularities in its molecular hydrogen emission. The protrusions appear near a dust skirt seen at the nebula's center in visible light (inset) but not found in this study, so they constitute different structures.

Credit: NASA Goddard (inset: NASA, ESA, Hubble SM4 ERO Team)

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