Spaceballs! Football found in space

DYING star Kronberger 61 has been nicknamed the Soccerball Nebula by stargazers after it was discovered that it looks like a football.
Whereas most planetary nebulae are butterfly shaped, amateur astronomer Matthias Kronberger discovered the ball-shaped star in January – and now professional astronomers at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have captured the glowing gas surrounding the dying star in all its glory.


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