"NGC 6302" by NASA, ESA, and J. Kastner (RIT) / Public Domain

Hubble Captures Heartbreaking Images of Dying Stars

Jun 19, 2020

By Victor Tangerman

A new study sheds reveals the spectacular final stages of stars nearing the end of their lives.

Using fresh observations of two distant nebulas collected in multi-wavelength form by NASA’s Hubble space telescope, a team of astronomers made several new discoveries about what stars go through as they die.

“These new multi-wavelength Hubble observations provide the most comprehensive view to date of both of these spectacular nebulas,” Joel Kastner of Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, lead author of the new paper published in the journal Galaxies earlier this week, said in a statement.

“As I was downloading the resulting images, I felt like a kid in a candy store,” he added.

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