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A fleeting moment in time

The faint, ephemeral glow emanating from the planetary nebula ESO 577-24 persists for only a short time—around 10,000 years, a blink of an eye in astronomical terms. ESO's Very Large Telescope captured this shell of glowing ...

dateJan 22, 2019 in Astronomy
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The Saturn Nebula reveals its complexity

A planetary nebula is the corpse that remains when a star dies. When planetary nebulae were observed for the first time with a telescope, they presented a roughly circular shape, resembling that of the gas giant planets. ...

dateDec 18, 2018 in Astronomy
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Tellurium is detected in one of its places of origin

An international team led by a Ph.D. student from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL) has identified the emission of tellurium in the infrared spectra of two planetary nebulae ...

dateJun 29, 2018 in Astronomy
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Planetary nebula lasers

Astronomical masers (the radio wavelength analogs of lasers) were first identified in space over fifty years ago and have since been seen in many locations; astronomical lasers have since been seen as well. Some of the most ...

dateJun 25, 2018 in Astronomy
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