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Is this the fate of our solar system? The incredible Cat's Eye Nebula captured by the Hubble Telescope

 
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04/26/2011 04:42 AM
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Is this the fate of our solar system? The incredible Cat's Eye Nebula captured by the Hubble Telescope
These are the spectacular death throes of a distant star captured through the Hubble telescope.

The Cat's Eye Nebula may be three thousand light years from earth - but its fate is the one that likely awaits our own sun, albeit in about 5 billion years.
As a dying star nears the end of its red giant phase, its outer layers are expelled outwards forming the outer concentric circles seen in the image that stretch for millions of miles




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