Let it Snow in the Cat's Eye Nebula

Let it Snow in the Cat's Eye Nebula

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News release ID: STScI-2004-27
Release Date: Nov 30, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
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The Cat's Eye Nebula was one of the first planetary nebulae to be discovered, and is one of the most complex such nebulae seen in space. A planetary nebula forms when Sun-like stars eject their outer gaseous layers. It has 11 or more concentric rings, or shells.

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Artwork, Hubble Heritage, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae


NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);
Acknowledgment: R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain) and Z. Tsvetanov (NASA)