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The Cat's Eye Nebula—A Stellar Demise

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

The Cat's Eye Nebula—A Stellar Demise

Taught by Professor David M. Meyer | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Turning from star birth to star death, get a preview of the sun's distant future by examining the Cat's Eye Nebulae. Such planetary nebulae (which have nothing to do with planets) are the exposed debris of dying stars and are among the most beautiful objects in the Hubble gallery.


September 5, 2015