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.

Credit:

H. Bond (STScI) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9605a
Type:Observation
Release date:16 January 1996, 15:30
Size:710 x 741 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7027
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:3000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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