The latest confessions of a dying star |Hubble Probe a bubble of gas and dust surrounding a dying star, reveals a wealth of previously unseen structures. The object, called #NGC2371, is a #planetarynebula, the glowing remains of a Sun-like star. The remnant star visible at the center of #NGC2371, is the core superheated of the former red giant, now stripped of its outer layers. Its surface temperature is a scorching 240,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Located about 4,300lyrs away in constellation…
The Cat's Eye Nebula or NGC 6543, is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Draco. Structurally, it is one of the most complex nebulae known, with high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope observations revealing remarkable structures such as knots, jets, bubbles and sinewy arc-like features. In the center of the Cat's Eye there is a bright and hot star; around 1000 years ago this star lost its outer envelope, producing the nebula.---Wikipedia
Chandra observes #E0102 | remains of a star that exploded supernova remnant known as E0102. located about 190,000 light-years away from Earth in the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way. It was created when a star that was much larger than the Sun exploded, an event that would have been visible from the southern hemisphere of the Earth over 1000 years ago.
Rosette Nebula (NASA, Spitzer, 4/18/07). This infrared image shows the Rosette nebula, a star-forming region more than 5000 ly away in the constellation Monoceros. Lurking inside this nebula are so-called 'danger zones'. These zones surround super hot stats, called O-stars (blue stars inside spheres), which give off intense winds & radiation. Young cooler stars that just happen to reside within one of these zones are in danger of having their dusty planet-forming materials stripped away.
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The strikingly unusual planetary nebula, NGC 6751. Glowing in the constellation Aquila like a giant eye, the nebula is a cloud of gas ejected several thousand years ago from the hot star visible in its center.