Hubble - Washingtonpost.com
washingtonpost.com
Home   |   Register               Web Search: by Google
channel navigation
 The Day in Photos
 Top Story
 News Video
 The Week in Review
 
 On Assignment
 On the Lightbox
 Best of the Post
 
 Photos From:
   OnPolitics
   Nation
   World
   Metro
   Business/Tech
   Sports
   Live Online
   Style
   Entertainment
   Education
   Travel
   Health
 
 FAQs
 Tools & Resources
 Contact Us
 Related Links
On Assignment

hubble
hubble 4/14 hubble

'Eskimo' Nebula

This glowing remnant of a dying, sun-like star, first sighted in 1787, is nicknamed the "Eskimo" Nebula (NGC 2392) because of its resemblance to a face in a fur parka (when viewed through telescopes on the ground). In this January Hubble image, the "fur parka" is shown to be a disk of material embellished with a ring of puzzling comet-shaped objects with their tails streaming outward from the central star. The "face" is a bubble of debris being blown into space by a high-speed blast from the central star.

Photo by NASA, the European Space Agency Andrew Fruchter and the ERO team (STScI).




washingtonpost.com
Home | Register Web Search: by Google
channel navigation