Wide-Field view of the Stingray Nebula
Pictured here is the region surrounding the Stingray Nebula.
Archival data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that the nebula has faded precipitously over just the past two decades. Witnessing such a swift rate of change in a planetary nebula is exceedingly rare, say researchers.
Last Update: 4 December 2020