Asset Publisher

Planetary Nebula NGC 7027

Planetary Nebula NGC 7027

Depicts: NGC 7027
Copyright: William B. Latter (SIRTF Science Center/Caltech) and NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) has captured a glimpse of a brief stage in the burnout of NGC 7027, a medium-mass star like our sun. The infrared image (on the left) shows a young planetary nebula in a state of rapid transition. This image alone reveals important new information. When astronomers combine this photo with an earlier image taken in visible light, they have a more complete picture of the final stages of star life.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Jul-2024 11:33 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

Also Available As

Related Images

Related Videos

Caption & Press Release

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also