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About the Object
Name: NGC 2440
Type: Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance: 4000 light years
This image of NGC 2440 shows the colourful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the centre.
NASA, ESA, and K. Noll (STScI)