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News Release 298 of 949

September 11, 2007 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-33

Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style

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Video: Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style

Running Time: 2 minutes 2 seconds

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope imaged four different planetary nebulae in the Milky Way Galaxy. The images reveal how the glowing gas ejected from these dying Sun-like stars forms colorful and intricate shapes over time.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Estacion (STScI)

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