A blue bubble shines in deep space in new Hubble photo

February 28, 2016 2:46 AM

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A newly-released photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a star, named WR 31a, circled by a Wolf–Rayet nebula — the bubble-shaped blue structure made of gas and dust in the image.

"Unfortunately, the lifecycle of a Wolf–Rayet star is only a few hundred thousand years — the blink of an eye in cosmic terms," Hubble said in a statement.

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