The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

The Big Picture Hubble Advent Calendar

They fine folks at the Boston Globe are doing another Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar.  It started yesterday will feature a different Hubble image each day until December 25th.  Here is the first image

This is NGC 2818, a planetary nebula.  It is star that ended its life and shed off its outer layers.  Our Sun will end its life as a planetary nebula.

Be sure to check back each day for the new picture.


December 2, 2009 - Posted by | Astronomy, NASA

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