Hubble Surveys Dying Star in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Depicts: The Large Magellanic Cloud, SMP 4, SMP 10, SMP 16, SMP 27, SMP 30,SMP 93
Copyright: D. Malin, Anglo-Australian Observatory/Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, Scotland, NASA; L. Stanghellini, R. Shaw, C. Blades, and M. Mutchler, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.; and B. Balick, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
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 dots of light. But through the "eyes" of the Hubble Space Telescope, these bright dots take on a variety of shapes, from round to pinwheel-shaped clouds of gas.
Last Update: 1 September 2019