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Cat's eye
CAT'S EYE
A dying star
The Cat's Eye Nebula, NGC 6543, is one of the most complex nebulae ever seen. Hubble reveals concentric gas shells, jets of high-speed gas and unusual, shock-induced knots of gas.
The nebula is a visual "fossil record" of the dynamics of a dying star and is estimated to be 1,000 years old.
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