Explosion of sun-like star This image of NGC 2440, released by NASA on Sept. 23, 2016, shows the colorful “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 center.
#GoldenEarthGlow | International Space Station | The sun rises slowly spreading a golden glow over the Earth as the International Space Stations speeds by on orbit. The crew of Expedition 49 captured this image. Credit: NASA/JSC Image Date: October 5, 2016