Planetary Nebulae

Planetary nebulae form when the gaseous outer layers of a star have been ejected into space as the star collapses into a white dwarf. The ultraviolet radiation from the white dwarf causes the gas to fluoresce.

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IC 3568

ngc7027

ngc7354

PN K 3-35

PN K 3-35
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