Hubble Spies ‘Walking Dead’ Star

Written by The Night Sky Guy on November 20, 2012 – 10:27 pm -

Astronomers have discovered a nearly dead star that appears to have come back to life, giving a rare glimpse at what may be in store for our own solar system’s future.

the reborn star known as Abell 30 located 5,500 light years away and is at the heart of a glowing planetary nebula – formed during the death throes of sun-like stars that cast into space their outer layers of atmosphere via pulsations and wind .

Could our Sun become a zombie? Read the rest of my National Geographic story.

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