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Hubble reveals NGC 2440

Hubble reveals NGC 2440


Date: 12 February 2007
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Planetary nebula NGC 2440
Copyright: ESA, and K. Noll (STScI)

This image of NGC 2440 shows the colourful demise of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, a white dwarf, is the white dot in the centre.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
26-Sep-2021 15:41 UT

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