Monday, March 24, 2008


The Cat's Eye Reprocessed

This one does look good, the Cat's Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula (think expanded sun), with a lot more detail and real color. Many bad things that happen to stars start at the poles, and that seems to be the case here, followed by successive waves of out gassing of the then shrinking sun's surface layer. It's also about a half light year across.

Still beautiful.


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