NASA Image of the Day

NASA Image of the Day

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Helix Nebula - Unraveling at the Seams - A dying star is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which NASA has lent to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core.

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

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Posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 9:01 PM

Check out stunning images from NASA-- everything from solar flares, ground-breaking machinery, discoveries of new galaxies, and behind the scenes of NASA missions. A new image is added daily every Monday through Friday.

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