The sun will turn into a luminous planetary nebula when it dies in approximately 5 billion years. As the sun ages, its temperature will reach up to 30,000 degrees Celsius, eventually engulfing Mercury and Venus.
Space May 14, 2018
A new study reveals what will happen to the sun after it dies in 10 billion years from now. Researchers believe it will become a planetary nebula as bright as other stars.
Space May 7, 2018
Google is paying tribute to legendary Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro with a doodle on what would have been his 105th birthday. Haro is renowned for discovering several nebulae and flare stars in the cosmos.
Space March 22, 2018
Twin Jet Nebula shows off its distinctive shape in new space telescope images. The unique nebula created by a binary pair of stars sits 2,100 light-years from Earth.
Space August 27, 2015
Planetary nebulas are one of the most spectacular ways in which stars can die. This is the best view yet of the planetary nebula nicknamed the Southern Owl Nebula.
Space August 5, 2015
The Hubble Space Telescope captured this breathtaking image of a planetary nebula. Like a supernova, a planetary nebula is the explosive phase of a star's death, but these two phenomena are not the same.
Space August 3, 2015
A pair of newly discovered white dwarf stars at the center of a planetary nebula called Henize 2-428 is so close to each other they are bound to merge into a single star and explode into supernova in 700 million years.
Space February 10, 2015
Abell 33, a planetary nebula located 2,500 light years from Earth, is shown as a diamond ring in space.
Space April 10, 2014