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Hubble captures dying star

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WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- A new image -- captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and released by NASA -- reveals a dying star in its final moments.

It should be noted, however, that final moments mean different things for stars and humans. Like a wealthy patriarch who just can't seem to part with his estate, a dying star seems to hold onto the last threads of life forever.

This particular star, NGC 6565, will likely drag its death out over the course of 10,000 years. Astronomers shouldn't wait around for the inheritance.

A star's passage is not only painfully prolonged, it's also rather embarrassing. As the star loses its faculties, it's slowly stripped naked. Stellar winds blow its outer layers into the surrounding nebula of gas and dust, exposing the star's inner core.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/07/31/Hubble-captures-dying-star/8371438368533/?spt=sec&or=sn

 
 
 

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