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September 9, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-27

Dying Star Creates Fantasy-like Sculpture of Gas and Dust


Video: Cat's Eye Nebula Zoom

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Hubble observes the sky in the direction of the constellation of Draco (the Dragon) where the Cat's Eye Nebula is located. As we zoom in we see first an image constructed from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, then an image taken by the Nordic Optical Telescope, and finally the NASA Hubble Space Telescope image.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Acknowledgment: NASA, ESA, HEIC, NOT, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):