The Hubble telescope captures death of the Sun
The world's most famous telescope, Hubble has managed to capture a dying nebula in the southern constellation of States, which is extremely similar to the Sun. Taking into account the opinion of academics, the moon over billions of years would look the same as this dying white dwarf.
Scientists using the orbiting Observatory Hubble managed to get a photo of the planetary nebula Mz 2 in the southern constellation of States, which not so long ago occurred the last was sun-like star, having exhausted the reserves of hydrogen fuel and gradually turns into a white dwarf. So astrologers call the remains "burned out" stars with small masses, deprived of their own sources of energy.
1 of these nebulae, the object Menzel 2 (Mz 2), has an unusual shape due to the fact that at its center dwells not 1, but 2 stars is a white dwarf and a normal companion so far. Scientists learned this in the recent past: the nebula was discovered almost a century ago, in 1922, and the dual nature of its stars was uncovered only in 1999, thanks to the Hubble telescope.
In such a graceful appearance Menzel 2, and the Sun through 5 billion years, will stay a relatively short time - about 10 thousand years. During this time, the gas discharged from the outer shells of light, will gradually dissipate and give rise to new stars and planets forming in "star nurseries" of gas and dust. Researchers hope that similarly will our Sun die.