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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stars like the Sun can become remarkably photogenic at the end of their life. A good example is NGC 2392, which is located about 4,200 light years from Earth. NGC 2392, (nicknamed the "Eskimo Nebula") is what astronomers call a planetary nebula. Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAA-CSIC/N.Ruiz et al, Optical: NASA/STScI

astronomy, outer space, space, universe, stars, nebulas
astronomy, outer space, space, universe, stars, nebulas

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One of the most gorgeous, iconic nebula images of all time gets an IR upgrade: Horsehead Nebula
One of the most gorgeous, iconic nebula images of all time gets an IR upgrade: Horsehead Nebula

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NEBULA IN 3-D
NEBULA IN 3-D

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Orion Nebula #space
Orion Nebula #space

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Stars like the Sun can become remarkably photogenic at the end of their life. A good example is NGC 2392, which is located about 4,200 light years from Earth. NGC 2392, (nicknamed the "Eskimo Nebula") is what astronomers call a planetary nebula. Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAA-CSIC/N.Ruiz et al, Optical: NASA/STScI
Stars like the Sun can become remarkably photogenic at the end of their life. A good example is NGC 2392, which is located about 4,200 light years from Earth. NGC 2392, (nicknamed the "Eskimo Nebula") is what astronomers call a planetary nebula. Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAA-CSIC/N.Ruiz et al, Optical: NASA/STScI

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