Planetary Nebula

20 Years of Hubble Photos Show how the Stingray Nebula is Fading

The Stingray Nebula is the youngest known planetary nebula. For half a century astronomers have witnessed its formation, and now…

2 years ago

New Hubble Photos of Planetary Nebulae

Planetary nebulae are astronomy's gateway drug. Their eye-catching forms make us wonder what process created them, and what else is…

2 years ago

Planets Started Out From Dust Clumping Together. Here’s How

A new study by a team of German physicists and an American biomedical engineer has solved a long-standing problem in…

3 years ago

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…

3 years 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…

3 years ago

Messier 76 – the NGC 650/651 Planetary Nebula

Located in the Perseus constellation, about 2,500 light years from Earth, is the planetary nebula known as Messier 76.

4 years 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…

4 years ago

The Future of Our Sun is Still a Bit of a Puzzle. What Will Happen When it Dies?

A new study by an international team of astronomers has demonstrated with scientific confidence what will happen to our Sun…

4 years ago

Messier 57 – The Ring Nebula

Located about 2300 light-years from Earth, in the direction of the Lyra constellation, is the planetary nebula known as Messier…

5 years ago

Messier 27 – The Dumbbell Nebula

Located approximately 1,360 light years from Earth in the direction of the Vulpecula constellation, the Dumbbell Nebula is a beautiful…

6 years ago