Dying Star or Beautiful Bird? - Universe Today
[/caption] What a gorgeous new Hubble image! At first glance this object looks like a beautiful, giant, translucent bird. But it is actually star shedding its outer atmosphere. The cloud around this bright star is called IRAS 19475+3119. It lies in the constellation of Cygnus (the Swan) about 15, 000 light-years from Earth in the … Continue reading "Dying Star or Beautiful Bird?"