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December 17, 1997 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1997-38

Hubble Witnesses the Final Blaze of Glory of Sun-Like Stars

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Image: Round Planetary Nebula IC 3568

Round Planetary Nebula IC 3568

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IC 3568 lies in the constellation Camelopardalis at a distance of about 9,000 light-years, and has a diameter of about 0.4 light-years (or about 800 times the diameter of our solar system). It is an example of a round planetary nebula. Note the bright inner shell and fainter, smooth, circular outer envelope.

Object Name: IC 3568

Image Type: Astronomical

Credits: Howard Bond (Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Hubble's Planetary Nebula GalleryPRC1997-38b Eye-Shaped Planetary Nebula NGC 6826 Image Type: Astronomical Eye-Shaped Planetary Nebula NGC 6826 Planetary Nebula NGC 3918 Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 3918 Two-Lobed Planetary Nebula Hubble 5 Image Type: Astronomical Two-Lobed Planetary Nebula Hubble 5 Planetary Nebula NGC 7009 Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 7009 Spiral-Structured Planetary Nebula NGC 5307 Image Type: Astronomical Spiral-Structured Planetary Nebula NGC 5307

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