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Discovery of a structurally ‘inside-out’ planetary nebula

18 Aug 2018, 21:52 UTC
Discovery of a structurally ‘inside-out’ planetary nebula Guerrero, Fang, Miller Bertolami, et al., 2018, Nature Astronomy, tmp, 112 & The 3.5m WIYN Telescope, National Optical Astronomical Observatory, NSF

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) in Spain, the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and an International team comprising scientists from Argentina, Mexico and Germany have discovered the unusual evolution of the central star of a planetary nebula in our Milky Way. This extraordinary discovery sheds light on the future evolution, and more importantly, the ultimate fate of the Sun.

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