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July 27, 1995
M57: The Ring Nebula Credit: The Electronic Universe Project, Nelson Caldwell
For more information on the Ring Nebula see The Electronic Universe Project's write-up.
Many images of Messier objects can be found in The Electronic Universe Project's The Galaxy Gallery: Messier Objects.
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NASA Technical Rep.: Jay Norris. Specific rights apply.
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