November 10, 2012
This animation shows how the two stars at the heart of a planetary nebula like Fleming 1 can control the creation of the spectacular jets of material ejected from the object.
Credit: ESO/L. Calçada
Topics: Space, Astrophysics, Astronomy, animation, NGC objects, Wolf-Rayet star, Polar jet, Stellar evolution, Planetary nebula, Planetary nebulae, Nebula, Orion Nebula, European Southern Observatory