Septermber - The dreadful beauty of Medusa

ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile captured this, the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula. As the star at the heart of this nebula made its final transition into retirement, it shed its outer layers into space, forming this colourful cloud. The image foreshadows the final fate of the Sun, which will eventually also become an object of this kind.

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Year:2016
Month:9

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