'The Spider' nebula watches over young stars

'The Spider' nebula watches over young stars

The US space agency NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey has spotted a nebula known as "the Spider".

Apr 15, 2016, 11:45 AM IST
See pic - Hubble spots a diamond in the dust!

See pic - Hubble spots a diamond in the dust!

The image shows the star illuminating a wispy reflection nebula known as IRAS 00044+6521.  

Feb 22, 2016, 16:06 PM IST

`Doomed star` Eta Carinae`s first-ever 3-D nebulae model created

Scientists have created the first high-resolution 3-D model of the expanding cloud produced by Eta Carinae`s eruption in the 19th century.

Jul 09, 2014, 21:40 PM IST

How spherical stars evolve to produce highly aspherical planetary nebulae

Researchers have said that only "strongly interacting" binary stars - or a star and a massive planet - can feasibly give rise to these powerful jets.

Feb 13, 2014, 15:58 PM IST

Solved: `Why nebulae around massive stars don`t disappear`

The birth of the most massive stars and the nebulae around them have posed an astrophysical riddle for decades.

Apr 21, 2010, 14:03 PM IST

Three decade old mystery of `planetary nebulae` solved

Astronomers have resolved a 30-year-old argument, ruling out a one-size-fits-all mechanism for shaping some of the most beautiful objects in space – the "planetary nebulae".

Sep 14, 2009, 10:03 AM IST

Scientists discover “Super Planetary Nebulae” in deep space

A team of scientists in Australia and the United States has discovered a new class of object which they call “Super Planetary Nebulae.”

Aug 15, 2009, 17:55 PM IST