Release 1039 of 1,082

One of Hottest Known Stars Captured in Hubble Photograph

Release date: Apr 1, 1992 12:00 AM (EST)

This photograph from the NASA Hubble Space Telescope presents the first clear view of one of the hottest known stars, the central star of nebula NGC 2440 in our Milky Way galaxy. The superhot star, called "the NGC 2440 nucleus" is the bright white dot in the center of this photograph.