Star Hen 2-427 (also known as WR 124) is the bright spot in the middle of nebula M1-67. Both live in the familiar constellation of Sagittarius, 15,000.

Hen 2-427 is a super-hot type of star called a Wolf–Rayet star, while the nebula M1-67 is a cosmically young 10,000 years old. Here’s the full image:

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt


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