The gas cloud is one of the greatest known to mankind.
Astronomers made a colorful photo of one of the largest planetary nebulae in the known Universe, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
The picture was taken using the Gemini Observatory instruments. The gas cloud called CVMP1 is over 6.5 thousand light-years from Earth in the constellation of the Compass.
The nebula was formed as a result of the collapse of a massive star class red giant.
The gas in the nebula can be affected by UV radiation from hot open core of a dying star that makes it glow.
According to observations, the temperature of the Central stars of 127.8 thousand degrees Celsius. Also nebula CVMP1 is one of the largest known planetary nebulae.