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Picture Album: The Cat's Eye Nebula: Dying Star Creates Fantasy-like Sculpture of Gas and Dust

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The Cat's Eye Nebula: Dying Star Creates Fantasy-like Sculpture of Gas and Dust
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The Cat's Eye Nebula, one of the first planetary nebulae discovered, also has one of the most complex forms known to this kind of nebula. Eleven rings, or shells, of gas make up the Cat's Eye.

Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain) and Z. Tsvetanov (NASA)

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