History of the Universe

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Planetary Nebula

To early astronomers with low resolution telescopes, these clouds looked like distant planets.

Cats Eye Nebula image courtesy of: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI

In fact they are clouds of gas blown away by the death of small to medium red giant stars, such as the Sun will eventually become. The nucleus of the star remains as a white dwarf star.

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