Behold: the final stage in the evolution of a star similar to our sun…also known as a planetary nebula. Glowing like a multifaceted jewel, this nebula will gradually disperse into space over the next several thousand years, and then the star will cool and fade away for billions of years as a white dwarf. Our own sun is expected to undergo a similar fate, but fortunately, this will not occur until some 5 billion years from now. Credit: NASA/The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) #nasa#space#astrophysics#planetarynebula#nebula#sun#billions#hubble#telescope#galaxy#universe#picoftheday#nofilter#star
Hubble flashback: an epic shot of the 'Shimmering Butterfly' twin jet nebula.
Astronomers working with NASA determined that this duel nebula is surprisingly young - it was created only about 1,200 years ago. When the benchmark for many other celestial features is measured in millions or even billions of years, we're watching this fresh cosmic butterfly develop right in front of us. Photo credit: NASA/Hubble #space#nebula#cosmic#butterfly#deepspace
Messier 27 This picture show the Dumbbell Nebula. It is a planetary nebula and more than 1,300 lightyears away from us. In the center of the nebula is a withe dwarf wich exploded before many many years and since this day the gas spreading in the space. Exposure: 30x120 sec -20 Darks -25 Bias -10 Flats
*Peek* at a work in progress. This one's been a labour of love 😅 Having never painted a human face before, it was quite an adventure. This lil' peeper started off looking like the Babadook 😂 Cheers to trying new things! ✨