Home » Press Releases » Astronomers Solve Mystery of How Planetary Nebulae Are Shaped
Bookmark and Share
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Astronomers Solve Mystery of How Planetary Nebulae Are Shaped

17 Sep 2020, 18:10 UTC
Astronomers Solve Mystery of How Planetary Nebulae Are Shaped L. Decin, ESO/ALMA

Following extensive observations of stellar winds around cool evolved stars scientists have figured out how planetary nebulae get their mesmerizing shapes. The findings, published inĀ Science, contradict common consensus, and show that not only are stellar winds aspherical, but they also share similarities with planetary nebulae.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod