Planetary nebula known as the Eskimo Nebula

Although it looks like an alien Cyclops, this is a Hubble Space Telescope view of the Eskimo Nebula, the last gasp of a dying star. The star has expelled its outer layers into space, forming what looks a furry hood around a face. Streaks of material radiate away from the center of the nebula like skinny fingers, with smaller blobs around them. [NASA/Andrew Fruchter (STScI)]

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