The Mysterious Shape of a Dead Star

From Hubblecast, consider NGC 5189, the remnants of a dead sun-like star in our galaxy. This planetary nebula has a chaotic shape, like a ribbon in space. How it got that way is a long running mystery that the Hubble Space Telescope recently unraveled.

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