The Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2392, is probably one of the most majestic looking planetary nebulae in the sky. It is the glowing remains of a dying star, which (to a remarkable degree) resembles a face surrounded by a fur parka, and can be found in the constellation Gemini.

The "parka" is really a disk of gas and comet-shaped objects, with "tails" streaming away from the central star. The origin of these objects are still unknown. One possible explanation is that these objects formed from a collision of slow- and fast-moving gases.

It is believed to be formed no more than 10,000 years ago, when the star began hurling material into space. It was first discovered in 1787 by William Herschel, who also named it.

It is located about 5,000 light years from Earth.

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