Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style

The colourful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. These gaseous clouds, called planetary nebulae, are created when stars in the last stages of life cast off their outer layers of material into space. The snapshots of HE 2-47, NGC 5315, IC 4593, and NGC 5307 were taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in February 2007.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0733a
Type:Collage
Release date:11 September 2007, 15:00
Size:2400 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:He 2-47, IC 4593, NGC 5307, NGC 5315
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Stars Images/Videos

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BandTelescope
Optical
OIII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
NII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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