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New type of proto-planetary nebula hints at stellar superwind
The discovery of a new type of low-surface-brightness reflection nebula around aging stars has provided important clues about how stars lose mass and form planetary nebulae, say University of Illinois researchers. (1999-09-07)
Williams professor wins grant to study planetary nebulae
Karen Kwitter, Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy at Williams College, has been awarded a $237,843 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. (1999-10-14)
New method to estimate more accurate distances between planetary nebulae and the Earth
A way of estimating more accurate distances to the thousands of so-called 'planetary nebulae' dispersed across our Galaxy has just been announced by a team of three astronomers based at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). (2016-04-11)
Really hot stars
New observations have been obtained of a number of unusual nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the ESO Paranal Observatory (Chile). (2003-04-09)
A swoosh in space: Merry Christmas from Hubble
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. (2012-12-18)
Astronomers report mysterious giant star clusters
An international team of astronomers reported evidence for the formation of mysterious (2006-01-10)
Focus on planetary nebulae and spiral galaxies
The project, titled, (2008-07-10)
The first detection of magnetic fields in the central stars of four planetary nebulae
For the first time, a team of astronomers has detected the presence of magnetic fields in the central stars of four planetary nebulae. (2005-01-04)
Dying star creates fantasy-like sculpture of gas and dust
A new study of a large number of planetary nebulae has revealed that rings, such as those seen here around the Cat's Eye Nebula, are much more common that thought so far and have been found in at least one third of all planetary nebulae. (2004-09-09)
Does the organic material of comets predate our solar system?
The Rosetta space probe discovered a large amount of organic material in the nucleus of comet 'Chury.' In an article published by MNRAS on Aug. (2017-09-06)
Bizarre alignment of planetary nebulae
Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's New Technology Telescope to explore more than 100 planetary nebulae in the central bulge of our galaxy. (2013-09-04)
Sweeping X-ray imaging survey of dying stars is 'uncharted territory'
The death throes of dying stars are the focus of a sweeping new survey using NASA's Chandra X-ray satellite observatory. (2012-10-10)
New Images Of Fliers, Mysterious Cosmic Spouts
Astronomers have released the clearest Hubble Space Telescope images yet of zesty and mysterious cosmic spouts - known as FLIERs -- emanating from distant objects that once were stars like our sun. (1997-12-17)
Hubble sees a galaxy hit a bullseye
Bright pink nebulae almost completely encircle a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. (2012-12-06)
Birth of a star predicted
A study carried out by two astronomers from the Calar Alto Observatory, in Almeria, and the observatory at the University of Munich, in Germany, has predicted that the dark nebula Barnard 68 will become a shining star in 200,000 years' time. (2009-06-09)
Festive nebulae light up Milky Way Galaxy satellite
The sheer observing power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is rarely better illustrated than in an image such as this. (2016-12-20)
How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets
Astronomers know that while large stars can end their lives as violently cataclysmic supernovae, smaller stars end up as planetary nebulae -- colorful, glowing clouds of dust and gas. (2014-02-12)
Trail Of Dying Green Stars Leads To Millions Of Stars Hiding In Galaxy Clusters
Early results from the largest new survey of dying stars in the Virgo Cluster reveal the existence of large numbers of stars in areas of space that previously appeared to be empty. (1999-01-07)
Blushing dusty nebula
A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of part of NGC 7023, or the Iris Nebula, highlights a perfect dust laboratory in the sky. (2009-12-01)
Finally, the 'planet' in planetary nebulae?
Astronomers at the University of Rochester, home to one of the world's largest groups of planetary nebulae specialists, have announced that low-mass stars and possibly even super-Jupiter-sized planets may be responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking objects in the sky. (2008-03-10)
Giant galaxy Messier 87 finally sized up
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have succeeded in measuring the size of giant galaxy Messier 87 and were surprised to find that its outer parts have been stripped away by still unknown effects. (2009-05-20)
Simulations solve a 20-year-old riddle about why nebulae around masssive stars don't disappear
New simulations show that as the gas cloud surrounding a massive star collapses, it forms dense filamentary structures that absorb the star's radiation when it passes through them. (2010-03-16)
Suzaku explains cosmic powerhouses
By working in synergy with a ground-based telescope array, the joint Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/NASA Suzaku X-ray observatory is shedding new light on some of the most energetic objects in our galaxy, but objects that remain shrouded in mystery. (2007-12-20)
Into the chrysalis
A team of European astronomers has used ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer and its razor-sharp eyes to discover a reservoir of dust trapped in a disc that surrounds an elderly star. (2007-09-27)
Astronomers find new evidence for the violent demise of sun-like stars
Two astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a shell of superheated gas around a dying star in the Milky Way galaxy. (2005-05-30)
A ghostly green bubble
This intriguing new picture from ESO's Very Large Telescope shows the glowing green planetary nebula IC 1295 surrounding a dim and dying star located about 3300 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield). (2013-04-10)
VLA reveals 'bashful' black hole in neighboring galaxy
Radio observations give new evidence for long-sought supermassive black hole in small satellite galaxy orbiting the Andromeda Galaxy. (2015-06-17)
Celestial cat meets cosmic lobster
Astronomers have for a long time studied the glowing, cosmic clouds of gas and dust catalogued as NGC 6334 and NGC 6357, this gigantic new image from ESO's Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope being only the most recent one. (2017-02-01)
Comets spread Earth-life around galaxy, say scientists
If comets hitting the Earth could cause ecological disasters, including extinctions of species and climate change, they could also disperse Earth-life to the most distant parts of the Galaxy. (2004-02-10)
Astronomers find nebula appears larger than it is
The well-known, luminous cloud of gas in our galaxy called the Rosette Nebula is actually smaller than it appears, Virginia Tech astronomers announced Thursday, Jan. (2000-01-16)
Demise in ice and fire
The Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, is one of the brightest and most extreme planetary nebulae known. (2004-04-29)
ALMA reveals ghostly shape of 'coldest place in the universe'
At a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe -- colder than the faint afterglow of the Big Bang, which is the natural background temperature of space. (2013-10-24)
The Virgo Cluster of galaxies in the making
An international team of astronomers has succeeded in measuring with high precision the velocities of a large number of planetary nebulae in the intergalactic space within the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. (2004-10-29)
Caught in the cobweb
The Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is one of the most impressive views in the Southern sky. (2004-12-10)
Eye-catching celestial helix
In one of the largest and most detailed celestial images ever, astronomers today unveil the coil-shaped Helix Nebula to celebrate Astronomy Day. (2003-05-09)
Research finds numerous unknown jets from young stars and planetary nebulae
Preliminary research findings from the University of Kent have identified hundreds of so far unknown jets from young stars, as well as numerous new planetary nebulae in the Galactic Plane. (2014-07-31)
A hidden treasure in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. (2013-01-17)
Hubble's double galaxy gaze: Leda and NGC 4424
The vast majority of cosmic objects appear in astronomical catalogs and are given rather less poetic names based on the order of their discovery. (2017-03-31)
Giant galaxy is still growing
New observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed thatthe giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 has swallowed an entire medium-sized galaxy over the last billion years. (2015-06-25)
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