- What you’re seeing is a planetary nebula. A cloud of gas was ejected from the star after stellar winds pushed the star’s outer layers into space.
- Ultraviolet radiation excites the surrounding gases to various colors, generating the rings you see avoce.
- Planetary nebula last for about 10,000 before the central stars shrinks to become a white dwarf.
Read This Next
These Researchers Want to Run a Cable From the Earth to the Moon
All For One
Gov. Watchdog: NASA Hid True Cost of Boeing Moon Rocket
You Can Buy a Piece of NASA’s Apollo 11 Spacecraft for Less Than a Pair of Sneakers
Webster's Defines "Explosion" As...
SpaceX Won’t Admit That Its Crew Capsule Exploded