The eye of the god’ – Helix Nebula is so huge that a beam of light would take about two and a half years to cross it! It lies in the constellation Aquarius and the colours that constitute it are beautiful! A blue eye with a white sparkly layer around it within a pink outline is what Helix Nebula looks like!
Here a few facts and pictures of this beautiful mess!
The Helix Nebula was created at the end of the life of a star similar to the Sun, as the star evolved into a red giant and shed its outer layers.
The star’s outer gasses, expelled into space, are lit by the remnant central core of the star, which will become a white dwarf when it cools down.
It is a bright planetary Nebula that can be spotted about 700 light years away! It was founded by Karl Ludwig Harding in 1824.