Astronomers have found a protoplanetary disk surrounding a young star with a rather chilly secret.
All good parties, no matter how good-natured, will inevitably leave behind some damage -- and this also rings true for young stars letting off some steam in a star-forming nebula.
NASA's infrared space telescopes have teamed together to seek out the heated glow created by the bow shocks from speedy 'runaway stars.'
Right in time for the release of the new 'Star Wars' movie, Hubble spies a young star with some very Jedi-like qualities.
These beautiful, shimmering tendrils of plasma are all that remain of an ancient massive star that, approximately 8,000 years ago, died and exploded as a supernova.
See just how well Hubble is doing after 25 years in orbit.
The butterfly shape is created by the stellar ballet of the two sun-like stars at the end of their lives.
A dying star has left behind a beautiful, if temporary, parting gift -- an expanding planetary nebula.
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