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X-ray Astronomy Field Guide: White Dwarfs & Planetary Nebulas
Chandra Images by Category: White Dwarfs & Planetary Nebulas

-Hot gas associated with the final stages of evolution of Sun-like stars, novas, and other white dwarfs in binary star systems.

17 Dec 13
The shortened names of a system that will evolve into a rare class of binary stars in the future.
17 Dec 13
The shortened names of a system that will evolve into a rare class of binary stars in the future.
11 Jul 13
A Sun-like star in its end phase of life.
15 Nov 12
The planetary nebula Abell 30, (a.k.a. A30), is located about 5500 light years from Earth.
10 Oct 12
A planetary nebula located less than 5000 light years from Earth.
10 Oct 12
A planetary nebula located less than 5000 light years from Earth.
10 Oct 12
A planetary nebula located less than 5000 light years from Earth.
10 Oct 12
A planetary nebula located less than 5000 light years from Earth.
09 Jun 10
A binary star system about 800 light years from Earth.
12 Aug 09
A cloud of molecular hydrogen in the Milky Way about 2,400 light years from Earth.
30 Jul 08
This planetary nebula is located about 3,000 light years from Earth.
27 Sep 07
A planetary nebula about 7,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Circinus.
10 May 06
A planetary nebula about 3,000 light years from Earth.
10 May 06
A planetary nebula about 3,000 light years from Earth.
10 May 06
A planetary nebula about 5,000 light years from Earth.
10 May 06
A planetary nebula about 18,000 light years from Earth.
06 Jun 05
This composite image of NGC 40 shows hot gas around a dying, Sun-like star.
30 May 05
Two white dwarf stars orbiting each other every 5 minutes.
28 Apr 05
A pair of interacting stars about 420 light years from Earth.
28 Jun 04
The hottest known white dwarf.
30 Jan 04
A white dwarf star in a close orbit with a normal Sun-like star.
06 Sep 01
This illustration depicts a nova binary system just before an explosion on the surface of the white dwarf.
13 Jun 01
This image of NGC 7027 represents the first detection of X-rays from this young planetary nebula.
08 Jan 01
A "planetary nebula," also known as the Cat's Eye.
26 Sep 00
White dwarf and companion star resolved.
06 Jun 00
Hot bubble imaged in planetary nebula.