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Thor’s Helmet Nebula

NGC 2359

Thor's Helmet Nebula

NGC 2359, which is known as Thor’s Helmet Nebula is an emission nebula.  It can be found in the constellation Canis Major – which is one of the hunting dog constellations near Orion.   This nebula is about 15,000 light years away and is about 30 light years in size.

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