"...well-written and beautifully illustrated book...The illustrations are numerous, recent, and well produced, hence the book will undoubtedly be used as a reference by professionals." CHOICE
"a beautiful and informative book about planetary nebulae." Astronomy
Planetary nebulae are among the most beautiful of the celestial objects imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Their structures are complemented by a kaleidoscope of color emitted by glowing gases. The production of a planetary nebula by a star is a milestone in the life of a star, an event that foretells the doom of the star when its central energy source runs out. In this book, we tell the story of the discovery process of the creation of planetary nebulae and of the future of the Sun.