Behold! Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Planetary Nebula Firework Photos

Incredible new images from the hubble space telescope reveal near-dead stars that blast hot gas into deep space in strange but surprising ways.

By studying those images, scientists now suspect that two spectacular nebulae each is powered by a pair of merging stars. As they do so, the stars spit shock energy waves through the surrounding gas and dust that the stars had previously filtered. Scientists used the entire range of Hubble instruments