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2012

  • 12/18/2012 A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style STScI-2012-49 3. A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style 'Tis the season for holiday decorating and tree-trimming. Not to be left out, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have photographed a festive-looking nearby planetary... (More)

2011

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2008

  • 6/3/2008 White Dwarf Lost in Planetary Nebula STScI-2008-21 9. White Dwarf Lost in Planetary Nebula Call it the case of the missing dwarf. A team of stellar astronomers is engaged in an interstellar CSI (crime scene investigation). They have two suspects, traces of assault... (More)
  • 3/4/2008 The Last Confessions of a Dying Star STScI-2008-13 10. The Last Confessions of a Dying Star Probing a glowing bubble of gas and dust encircling a dying Sun-like star, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a wealth of previously unseen structures in planetary... (More)

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)
  • 8/1/2002 Hubble Astronomers Feast on an Interstellar Hamburger STScI-2002-19 21. Hubble Astronomers Feast on an Interstellar Hamburger Hold the pickles; hold the lettuce. Space is serving up giant hamburgers. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a photograph of a strange object that bears an uncanny... (More)
  • 6/13/2002 Beauty in the Eye of Hubble STScI-2002-14 22. Beauty in the Eye of Hubble The Hubble telescope reveals a rainbow of colors in this dying star, called IC 4406. Like many other so-called planetary nebulae, IC 4406 exhibits a high degree of symmetry. (More)

2001

2000

  • 9/7/2000 IC 418: The "Spirograph" Nebula STScI-2000-28 24. IC 418: The "Spirograph" Nebula Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 lies about 2,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable... (More)
  • 8/31/2000 He 2-90's Appearance Deceives Astronomers STScI-2000-24 25. He 2-90's Appearance Deceives Astronomers Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have stumbled upon a mysterious object that is grudgingly yielding clues to its identity. A quick glance at the Hubble picture... (More)
  • 8/3/2000 A Dying Star in Globular Cluster M15 STScI-2000-25 26. A Dying Star in Globular Cluster M15 The globular cluster M15 is shown in this color image obtained with the Hubble telescope. Lying some 40,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus... (More)
  • 4/6/2000 The Glowing Eye of NGC 6751 STScI-2000-12 27. The Glowing Eye of NGC 6751 The Hubble telescope has spied a giant celestial "eye," known as planetary nebula NGC 6751. The Hubble Heritage Project is releasing this picture to commemorate the Hubble telescope's... (More)
  • 3/9/2000 Hubble Surveys Dying Stars in Nearby Galaxy STScI-2000-09 28. Hubble Surveys Dying Stars in Nearby Galaxy From ground-based telescopes, the glowing gaseous debris surrounding dying, sun-like stars in a nearby galaxy, called the Large Magellanic Cloud, appear as small, shapeless... (More)
  • 1/24/2000 Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe STScI-2000-07 29. Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe The Hubble telescope reopened its "eye" on the universe following a successful December 1999 servicing mission by imaging a Sun-like star, dubbed the "Eskimo Nebula"... (More)

1999

1998

  • 11/5/1998 A Glowing Pool of Light STScI-1998-39 34. A Glowing Pool of Light NGC 3132 is a striking example of a planetary nebula. This expanding cloud of gas surrounding a dying star is known to amateur astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere as the "Eight-Burst"... (More)
  • 10/22/1998 Turtle in Space Describes New Hubble Image STScI-1998-36 35. Turtle in Space Describes New Hubble Image The Hubble telescope has shown us that the shrouds of gas surrounding dying, Sun-like stars (called planetary nebulae) come in a variety of strange shapes, from an "hourglass"... (More)
  • 4/1/1998 Hubble Reveals Details of a Newly Born Planetary Nebula STScI-1998-15 36. Hubble Reveals Details of a Newly Born Planetary Nebula Astronomers have caught a peek at a rare moment in the final stages of a star's life: a ballooning shroud of gas cast off by a dying star flicking on its stellar... (More)
  • 3/19/1998 Hubble Captures the Shrouds of Dying Stars STScI-1998-11 37. Hubble Captures the Shrouds of Dying Stars The Hubble telescope continues to capture stunning, colorful snapshots of stellar burnout. These images reveal the beauty and complexity of planetary nebulae, the glowing... (More)

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1995

  • 11/29/1995 HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 STScI-1995-49 45. HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 Hubble Space Telescope evokes a new sense of awe and wonder about the infinite richness of our universe in dramatic, unprecedented pictures of celestial objects. Like a traveler sharing... (More)
  • 1/11/1995 Hubble Probes the Complex History of a Dying Star STScI-1995-01 46. Hubble Probes the Complex History of a Dying Star This Hubble telescope image shows one of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen, NGC 6543, nicknamed the "Cat's Eye Nebula." Hubble reveals surprisingly... (More)

1993

  • 1/5/1993 Hubble Finds a Young Planetary Nebula STScI-1993-02 47. Hubble Finds a Young Planetary Nebula This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture of a recently-formed “planetary nebula,” known as Hen 1357. This expanding cloud of gas was ejected from the aging star in the center. (More)

1992

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