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This Star Has Reached the End of its Life

About 10,000 light years away, in the constellation Centaurus, is a planetary nebula called NGC 5307. A planetary nebula is…

2 months ago

Hubble has a Brand New Picture of the Massive Star Eta Carinae. It Could Detonate as a Supernova Any Day Now

7500 light years away is an object that (almost) needs no introduction: Eta Carinae. If you haven't heard of it…

5 months ago

Can You Spot a Planetary Nebula from a Few Blurry Pixels? Astronomers Can – Here’s How

A planetary nebula is one of the most beautiful objects in the universe. Formed from the decaying remnants of a…

6 months ago

Do You See the “Cosmic Bat” in NGC 1788?

2,000 light years away, in the Orion constellation, lurks an eerie looking creature, made of glowing gas lit up by…

8 months ago

The Saturn Nebula Kind of Looks Like the Planet in a Small Telescope, But in One of the Most Powerful Telescopes on Earth, it Looks Like This

Saturn is an icon. There's nothing else like it in the Solar System, and it's something even children recognize. But…

11 months ago

This Star Killed its Companion and is now Escaping the Milky Way

Our universe is capable of some truly frightening scenarios, and in this case we have an apparent tragedy: two stars,…

1 year ago

Binary Stars Orbiting Each Other INSIDE a Planetary Nebula

An international team of astronomers recently observed an unexpected sight, a binary star system that is set to collide and…

1 year ago

Telescope Pierces into One of the Biggest Nebulae in the Milky Way to Reveal its Newly Forming (and Nearly Dying) Stars

A recent survey conducted using the ESO's VISTA telescope revealed newly-formed stars and stars nearing their death in the Carina…

1 year ago