1. Cat’s Eyes

    This is the Cat’s Eye Nebula. It is three thousand light-years away and it is thought to be created by a dying star throwing off shells of glowing gas. The nebula is one of the most complex planetary nebulae known and astronomers suspect the bright central object may actually be a binary star system. The orbits of the stars are suspected to create the intricate patterns in the gasses surrounding the stars.

    :)Alex @ Fathom the Universe
    Image credit: NASA

     

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