planetary nebula

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odlaram7
Asternaut
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planetary nebula

Post by odlaram7 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:29 pm

I have a question. Hopefully it's not dumb, because I'm pretty new to astronomy. I was under the impression that planetary nebula tend to have irregular shapes because of solar winds or something like that. Why is this one so spherical?

makc
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Post by makc » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:30 am

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