Planetary Nebula NGC 6543: Gaseous Cocoon Around a Dying Star

Planetary Nebula NGC 6543: Gaseous Cocoon Around a Dying Star

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News release ID: STScI-1995-49
Release Date: Nov 29, 1995
Image Use: Copyright
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Mysterious stellar fireworks create expanding gas shells and blowtorch-like jets which form a spectacularly intricate and symmetrical structure. The nebula is a fossil record of the late stages of the star's evolution. (Image Released: January 1995)


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Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae

Credits

Credit: J.P. Harrington and K.J. Borkowski (University of Maryland), and NASA