This is going to happen to the sun soon.

By soon I mean about seven billion years, but in the grand scheme of things isn't that relatively close? No? Fine, be that way.

Anyway, The European Southern Observatory's(ESO) telescope in Chile caught this image of the Southern Owl Nebula.

A nebula, in case (like us until five minutes ago) you didn't know is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases that represent the last gasps of a dying star. Yeah, a star's soul, or ghost, or...something.

Doesn't seem like that big a deal? Well the "the lifetime of a planetary nebula as a fraction of a star's life is about the same as the life of a soap bubble compared to the age of the child who blows it", according to the ESO.

Yeah science, b*tch.

Via Mashable