Astronomy: September 2004 Archives

A True Celestial Wonder

9 September 2004: Dying star creates sculpture of gas and dust, STScI

"The Cat's Eye Nebula is seen here in this detailed view from the Hubble Space Telescope. A planetary nebula forms when Sun-like stars gently eject their outer gaseous layers to form bright nebulae with amazing twisted shapes."

Editor's note: You simply must start your day by looking at this picture.


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