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Hubble images searchlight beams from a preplanetary nebula

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been at the cutting edge of research into what happens to stars like our sun at the ends of their lives. One stage that stars pass through as they run out of nuclear fuel is called the preplanetary or protoplanetary nebula stage. A new Hubble image of the Egg Nebula shows one of the best views to date of this brief but dramatic phase in a star's life.
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WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Crab Nebula Chemicals

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (last year)

This image shows a composite view of the Crab Nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Galaxy, as viewed by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A wispy and filamentary cloud of gas and dust, t... Read Post

WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Pulsating Stellar Ghost

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (last year)

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the planetary nebula NGC 2452, located in the southern constellation of Puppis. The blue haze across the frame is what remains of a star like our Sun after it has depleted all its... Read Post

Wired Space Photo of the Day: Whimpering Star

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (2 years ago)

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the planetary nebula IC 289, located in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia. Formerly a star like our Sun, it is now just a cloud of ionised gas being pushed out into space by... Read Post


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