This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Planetary nebula PK164

Planetary nebula PK164

R700/0156

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ROBERT GENDLER & JIM MISTI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROBERT GENDLER & JIM MISTI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Planetary nebula PK164. A planetary nebula is a glowing shell of gas cast off by a Sun-like star near the end of its life. Radiation from the exposed core of the star ionises the gas in the shell, causing it to emit light. They are short lived objects, lasting only around 10,000 years before the central star cools and loses the energy required to ionise the gas, which causes it to fade. This planetary nebula lies in the constellation Lynx.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}