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Hubble Finds An Hourglass Nebula Around A Dying Star (1996:01:16 08:00:00)

This Hubble telescope snapshot of MyCn18, a young planetary nebula, reveals that the object has an hourglass shape with an intricate pattern of etchings in its walls. A planetary nebula is the glowing relic of a dying, Sun-like star.