The eye in the sky. What is the image captured by NASA in outer space

Credit image: NASA
Credit image: NASA

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 21 August 2022, at 10:07 am Los Angeles time

Hubble managed to photograph the last "breath" of a distant, dying star. The circles around the bright point represent "bubbles" of gas emanating from the star. 

The star is called Camelopardis and it is so far away that it would normally appear as a simple pixel in the photo. 

That is why the performance of the Hubble telescope is impressive.

Here's what actually happens: as Camelopardis nears the end of its life, once every few thousand years it emits helium, which spreads in spherical circles around its core. 

This is a carbon star, a rare celestial body whose atmosphere contains more carbon than oxygen. 

Due to the reduced gravity on the surface, almost half of the mass of this star is "blown" into the cosmos by the strong stellar winds. 

The star is in the constellation Camelopardalis (Giraffes). 

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