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Monday, November 25, 2013

Ahh, astronomy...The Cat's Eye nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions.

Best astronomy images 2012: See the most beautiful images of the universe. - Slate Magazine
Best astronomy images 2012: See the most beautiful images of the universe. - Slate Magazine
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Ahh, astronomy...The Cat's Eye nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions.
Ahh, astronomy...The Cat's Eye nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions.
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A Gift From the Sea (Triton shell - from Fiji)
A Gift From the Sea (Triton shell - from Fiji)
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A token of true affection by Treasurefrey
A token of true affection by Treasurefrey
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