Hubble 5 illustration

The end of a Sun-like star's life was once thought to be simple: the star gracefully casts off a shell of glowing gas and then settles into a long retirement as a burned-out white dwarf, as shown in this illustration.

Credit:

NASA & ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9738l
Type:Collage
Release date:17 December 1997, 06:00
Size:220 x 219 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble 5
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:2200 light years

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BandTelescope
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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