Rotten Egg Nebula OH231.8+4.2
Proto Planetary Nebula


This amazing looking young planetary nebula is 5,000 light years away. It gets its distinctive name from the sulfurous compounds detected in the rush of gas it is ejecting. The gas can move up to an amazing 900,000 mph (1.5 million kph)!  
Rotten Egg Nebula OH231.8+4.2
Proto Planetary Nebula

This amazing looking young planetary nebula is 5,000 light years away. It gets its distinctive name from the sulfurous compounds detected in the rush of gas it is ejecting. The gas can move up to an amazing 900,000 mph (1.5 million kph)!