May 30, 2017

The Egg Nebula

Egg Nebula

This image of the Egg Nebula, also known as CRL2688 and located roughly 3, 000 light-years from us, was taken in red light with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope.

This image sheds new light on the poorly understood ejection of stellar matter which accompanies the slow death of Sun-like stars.

Image Credit: Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, and NASA/ESA
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