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2007

  • 9/11/2007 Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style STScI-2007-33 11. Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. (More)
  • 2/13/2007 The Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star STScI-2007-09 12. The Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting... (More)

2004

  • 12/16/2004 A New Twist on an Old Nebula STScI-2004-32 13. A New Twist on an Old Nebula Looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to celestial objects like galaxies and nebulas. These objects are so far away that astronomers cannot see their three-dimensional... (More)
  • 9/9/2004 Dying Star Creates Fantasy-like Sculpture of Gas and Dust STScI-2004-27 14. Dying Star Creates Fantasy-like Sculpture of Gas and Dust In this detailed view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the so-called Cat's Eye Nebula looks like the penetrating eye of the disembodied sorcerer... (More)
  • 5/11/2004 Dying Star Sculpts Rungs of Gas and Dust STScI-2004-11 15. Dying Star Sculpts Rungs of Gas and Dust Astronomers may not have observed the fabled "Stairway to Heaven," but they have photographed something almost as intriguing: ladder-like structures surrounding... (More)
  • 5/3/2004 Demise in Fire and Ice STScI-2004-46 16. Demise in Fire and Ice The Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, is one of the brightest and most extreme planetary nebulae known. The fiery, dying star at its center is shrouded by a blanket of icy hailstones. (More)

2003

  • 5/9/2003 Iridescent Glory of Nearby Planetary Nebula Showcased on Astronomy Day STScI-2003-11 17. Iridescent Glory of Nearby Planetary Nebula Showcased on Astronomy Day This photograph of the coil-shaped Helix Nebula is one of the largest and most detailed celestial images ever made. The composite picture is a seamless... (More)
  • 4/3/2003 Rainbow Image of a Dusty Star STScI-2003-09 18. Rainbow Image of a Dusty Star Resembling a rippling pool illuminated by underwater lights, the Egg Nebula offers astronomers a special look at the normally invisible dust shells swaddling an aging star. (More)
  • 2/10/2003 Close-up of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula STScI-2003-06 19. Close-up of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula An aging star's last hurrah is creating a flurry of glowing knots of gas that appear to be streaking through space in this close-up image of the Dumbbell Nebula... (More)

2002

  • 11/7/2002 An Old Star Gives Up the Ghost STScI-2002-25 20. An Old Star Gives Up the Ghost NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught a glimpse of a colorful cosmic ghost, the glowing remains of a dying star called NGC 6369. The glowing apparition is known to amateur... (More)
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