Hubble Telescope Captures Image of Dying Star

August 3, 2015 1:01 AM

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Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Matej Novak(NEW YORK) — A picture is worth a thousand words, and NASA’s Hubble telescope captured the death throes of a dying star, a process it says has taken tens of thousands of years.

The photo, posted to the NASA website this week, shows the star radiating wisps of blue and orange light. The European Space Agency says that a cloud of gas ejected from the star left its core exposed.

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