Planetary Nebula

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.

5 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…

5 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…

6 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…

7 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…

7 years ago

The Aquarius Constellation

Aquarius ("The Water Carrier") stretches from the celestial equator to the southern hemisphere, and is one of the most-recognized of…

8 years ago

Why Do Red Giants Expand?

We know that the Sun will last another 5 billion years and then expand us a red giant. What will…

9 years ago

Two Stars On A Death Spiral Set To Detonate As A Supernova

Two white dwarfs circle around one other, locked in a fatal tango. With an intimate orbit and a hefty combined mass, the pair is ultimately…

9 years ago

Behold: 100 Planetary Nebulas

If you like planetary nebulas, you're in luck. Multimedia artist Judy Schmidt has put together an amazing collection of 100…

10 years ago

What Is The Future Of Our Sun?

Who knows what the future holds for our Sun? Dr. Mark Morris, a professor of astronomy at UCLA sure knows.…

10 years ago