Planetary Nebula

The Aquarius Constellation

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

6 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…

6 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…

7 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…

7 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.…

8 years ago

ALMA Warms Up the View of the Coldest Place In the Universe

Where is the coldest place in the Universe? Right now, astronomers consider the “Boomerang Nebula” to have the honors. Located…

8 years ago

This Planetary Nebula Comes With a Twist

From the Cat’s Eye to the Eskimo, planetary nebulae are arguably among the most dazzling objects in the Universe. These…

8 years ago

Endings and Beginnings – Magnetic Jets Shape Stellar Transformation

The incredible visual appearance of planetary nebulae are some of the most studied and observed of deep space objects. However,…

8 years ago

Hubble and NTT Capture Strange Alignment of Planetary Nebulae

While taking a look at more than a hundred planetary nebulae in our galaxy’s central bulge, astronomers using the NASA/ESA…

8 years ago

Looking Into The Green Eye Of Planetary Nebula IC 1295

Located on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, the ESO's Very Large Telescope was busy using the…

9 years ago