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Picture of the Day - The Last Hurrah of a Star Like our Sun

Published by Matt on Fri Jun 4, 2010 1:13 pm via: Hubble ESA
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This image of NGC 2440 shows the colourful “last hurrah” of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star’s remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the centre.

The Last Hurrah of a Star Like our Sun. Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Noll (STScI)

The Last Hurrah of a Star Like our Sun. Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Noll (STScI)

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