Aug 15

The Ghost of a Dying Star

Source: Photo Release eso1532

eso1532aThe planetary nebula ESO 378-1.Image credits: ESO.

This extraordinary bubble, glowing like the ghost of a star in the haunting darkness of space, may appear supernatural and mysterious, but it is a familiar astronomical object: a planetary nebula, the remnants of a dying star. This is the best view of the little-known object ESO 378-1 yet obtained and was captured by ESO's Very Large Telescope in northern Chile. (learn more).

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