Look for a rainbow hue of colors in this image of the Ring Nebula.
This public domain photo is from GRIN, the Great Images In NASA Collection within the NASA image archive.
This is a fantastic image of the infamous Ring Nebula. At the center of the ring of gases, the central star sits in a bath of hot helium. In concentric rings moving outwards, we see a variety of gases represented by the rainbow of colors. NASA’s website states that this nebula is located about “2,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra.”
The most breathtaking thing about this image is the brilliance of its colors, and as such it might make a fantastic color sampling palette.
This image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope – NASA. NASA is an Agency of the United States Government, therefore this image is in the public domain.
700 kilobyte JPG. Hosted by nasa.gov.