NGC 6153 is a planetary nebula that is elliptical in shape, with an extremely rich network of loops and filaments, shown clearly in this Hubble image. However, this is not what makes this planetary nebula so interesting for astronomers. Measurements show that NGC 6153 contains large amounts of neon, argon, oxygen, carbon and chlorine — up to three times more than can be found in the Solar System. The nebula contains a whopping five times more nitrogen than the Sun!

NGC 6153 is a planetary nebula that is elliptical in shape, with an extremely rich network of loops and filaments, shown clearly in this Hubble image. However, this is not what makes this planetary nebula so interesting for astronomers. Measurements show that NGC 6153 contains large amounts of neon, argon, oxygen, carbon and chlorine — up to three times more than can be found in the Solar System. The nebula contains a whopping five times more nitrogen than the Sun!

M27 planetary nebula, constellation Vulpecula, 1360 light years distance.  Was the first planetary nebula discovered. Discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier.

Was the first planetary nebula discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier.

The Universe is filled with mysterious objects. Many of them are as strange as they are beautiful. Among these, planetary nebulae are probably one of the most fascinating objects to behold in the night sky. No other type of object has such a large variety of shapes and structures. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides us this week with a striking image of Hen 3-1475, a planetary nebula in the making.

The Universe is filled with mysterious objects. Many of them are as strange as they are beautiful. Among these, planetary nebulae are probably one of the most fascinating objects to behold in the night sky. No other type of object has such a large variety of shapes and structures. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides us this week with a striking image of Hen 3-1475, a planetary nebula in the making.

This object, called the Helix nebula, lies 650 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius. Also known by the catalog number NGC 7293, it is a typical example of a class of objects called planetary nebulae. Discovered in the 18th century, these cosmic works of art were erroneously named for their resemblance to gas-giant planets.

This object, called the Helix nebula, lies 650 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius. Also known by the catalog number NGC it is a typical example of a class of objects called planetary nebulae. Discovered in the century, these cosm

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows one of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen, NGC 6543, nicknamed the 'Cat's Eye Nebula.' Hubble reveals surprisingly intricate structures including concentric gas shells, jets of high-speed gas and unusual shock-induced knots of gas. Estimated to be 1,000 years old, the nebula is a visual 'fossil record' of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star.

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows one of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen, NGC 6543, nicknamed the 'Cat's Eye Nebula.' Hubble reveals surprisingly intricate structures including concentric gas shells, jets of high-speed gas and unusual shock-induced knots of gas. Estimated to be 1,000 years old, the nebula is a visual 'fossil record' of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star.

The object, called NGC 2371, is a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a Sun-like star. The remnant star visible at the centre of NGC 2371 is the super-hot core of the former red giant, now stripped of its outer layers. Its surface temperature is a scorching 240,000 degrees Fahrenheit. NGC 2371 lies about 4,300 light-years away in the constellation Gemini.

The object, called NGC 2371, is a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a Sun-like star. The remnant star visible at the centre of NGC 2371 is the super-hot core of the former red giant, now stripped of its outer layers. Its surface temperature is a scorching 240,000 degrees Fahrenheit. NGC 2371 lies about 4,300 light-years away in the constellation Gemini.

The planetary nebula Abell 33 captured using European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. This planetary nebula is unusually round. Something usually disturbs the symmetry and causes a planetary nebula to appear roundish, but slightly irregular in shape. - Via ESO.

Planetary nebula Abell Created when an aging star blew off its outer layers, this beautiful blue bubble is, by chance, aligned with a foreground star. Unusually symmetric, Abell 33 appears to be almost perfectly circular on the sky.

The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Draco. Structurally, it is one of the most complex nebulae known, with high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope observations revealing remarkable structures such as knots, jets and sinewy arc-like features. It was discovered by William Herschel on February 15, 1786, and was the first planetary nebula whose spectrum was investigated, by the English amateur astronomer William Huggins in 1864.

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Halo of the Cat's Eye Credit & Copyright: R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group), Nordic Optical Telescope Explanation: The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky.

The Butterfly Nebula - NGC 6302 (also called the Bug Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, or Caldwell 69) is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The structure in the nebula is among the most complex ever observed in planetary nebulae. The spectrum of NGC 6302 shows that its central star is one of the hottest stars in the galaxy, with a surface temperature in excess of 200,000 K, implying that the star from which it formed must have been very large. | Universe

The Butterfly Nebula - NGC 6302 (also called the Bug Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, or Caldwell is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The structure in the nebula is among the most complex ever observed in planetary nebulae.

Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula's popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini.

Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula's popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some light-years away in the constellation Gemini. God is so AWESOME!

100 Planetary Nebulas

100 Planetary Nebulas

100 Planetary Nebulas ~ Credit: Hubble, Judy Schmidt

100 Planetary Nebulas ~ Credit: Hubble, Judy Schmidt They look like cells and atoms!

Planetary Nebula NGC 2818

Planetary Nebula NGC 2818 The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged striking details of the famed planetary nebula designated NGC which lies in the southern constellation of Pyxis (the Compass). Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team

This image is a part of the Hubble Gallery of Planetary Nebulae. Name: IRAS 17262-2343, Little Ghost Nebula, NGC 6369 Type: Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary Distance: 3500 light years Constellation: Ophiuchus Category: Nebulae

This image is a part of the Hubble Gallery of Planetary Nebulae. Name: IRAS 17262-2343, Little Ghost Nebula, NGC 6369 Type: Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary Distance: 3500 light years Constellation: Ophiuchus Category: Nebulae

This image is a part of the Hubble Gallery of Planetary Nebulae Name: IRAS 05393+0903, NGC 2022 Type: Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary Distance: 5000 light years Constellation: Orion Category: Nebulae

This image is a part of the Hubble Gallery of Planetary Nebulae Name: IRAS 05393+0903, NGC 2022 Type: Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary Distance: 5000 light years Constellation: Orion Category: Nebulae

IC 3568 lies in the constellation Camelopardalis at a distance of about 9, 000 light-years, and has a diameter of about 0.4 light-years (or about 800 times the diameter of our solar system). It is an example of a round planetary nebula. Note the bright inner shell and fainter, smooth, circular outer envelope.

IC 3568 lies in the constellation Camelopardalis at a distance of about 9, 000 light-years, and has a diameter of about 0.4 light-years (or about 800 times the diameter of our solar system). It is an example of a round planetary nebula. Note the bright inner shell and fainter, smooth, circular outer envelope.

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