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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: Spiral-Structured Planetary Nebula NGC 5307

Spiral-Structured Planetary Nebula NGC 5307

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NGC 5307 also lies in Centaurus but is about 10,000 light-years away and has a diameter of approximately 0.6 light-year. It is an example of a planetary nebula with a pinwheel or spiral structure; each blob of gas ejected from the central star has a counterpart on the opposite side of the star.

Object Name: NGC 5307

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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Montage Image: Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Hubble's Planetary Nebula GalleryPRC1997-38b Round Planetary Nebula IC 3568 Image Type: Astronomical Round Planetary Nebula IC 3568 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

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