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NGC 2392: A beautiful end to a star's life

( —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 ...

dateJul 11, 2013 in Astronomy
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Cat's Paw Nebula 'littered' with baby stars

Most skygazers recognize the Orion Nebula, one of the closest stellar nurseries to Earth. Although it makes for great views in backyard telescopes, the Orion Nebula is far from the most prolific star-forming region in our ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Astronomy
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Hubble reveals the ring nebula's true shape

( —The Ring Nebula's distinctive shape makes it a popular illustration for astronomy books. But new observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the glowing gas shroud around an old, dying, sun-like star reveal ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Astronomy
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Very Large Telescope celebrates 15 years of success

( —With this new view of a spectacular stellar nursery ESO is celebrating 15 years of the Very Large Telescope—the world's most advanced optical instrument. This picture reveals thick clumps of dust silhouetted ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Astronomy
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Orion's hidden fiery ribbon

( —This dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky. This orange glow represents faint light coming from grains of cold interstellar dust, ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Astronomy
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An anarchic region of star formation

( —The Danish 1.54-meter telescope located at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured a striking image of NGC 6559, an object that showcases the anarchy that reigns when stars form inside an interstellar ...

dateMay 02, 2013 in Astronomy
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A fresh take on the Horsehead Nebula

( —To celebrate its 23rd year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released a stunning new image of one of the most distinctive objects in our skies: the Horsehead Nebula. This image shows the nebula ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Astronomy
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