Stellar Death Process
This Hubble Space Telescope image of planetary nebula NGC 7027 shows remarkable new details of the process by which a star like the Sun dies.
New features include: faint, blue, concentric shells surrounding the nebula; an extensive network of red dust clouds throughout the bright inner region; and the hot central white dwarf, visible as a white dot at the center.
About the Image
|Release date:||16 January 1996, 15:30|
|Size:||710 x 741 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary|
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
|Distance:||3000 light years|
Colours & filters
|555 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|