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A Planetary Nebula Gallery Composite
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIT/J.Kastner et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI
This gallery shows four planetary nebulas from the first systematic survey of such objects in the solar neighborhood made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The planetary nebulas shown here are NGC 6543, also known as the Cat's Eye, NGC 7662, NGC 7009 and NGC 6826. This image was released Oct. 10, 2012.