Hubble Brings "Eskimo" Nebula Alive <../news/hubble-00b2.html>

Greenbelt - January 11, 2000-

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a majestic view of a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, Sun-like start.

This stellar relic, first spied be William Herschel 1i 1787, is nicknamed the "Eskimo" Nebula (NGC 2392) because, when viewing through ground-based telescopes, it resembles a face surrounded by a fur parka.