PuWe 1, a planetary nebula that was created when a red giant star blew off its outer layers near the end of its life. Photo: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) PuWe 1, a planetary nebula that was created when a red giant star blew off its outer layers near the end of its life. Photo: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)
PuWe 1, a planetary nebula that was created when a red giant star blew off its outer layers near the end of its life. Photo: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)
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Sun will flare into ‘massive planetary nebula’ when it dies. Don’t worry we’ve still got 5 billion years

In 5 billion years our dying sun will transform into a stunning planetary nebula visible for millions of light years around, scientists say

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PuWe 1, a planetary nebula that was created when a red giant star blew off its outer layers near the end of its life. Photo: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) PuWe 1, a planetary nebula that was created when a red giant star blew off its outer layers near the end of its life. Photo: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)
PuWe 1, a planetary nebula that was created when a red giant star blew off its outer layers near the end of its life. Photo: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)
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