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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Astronomy Tuesday

This beauty is called the Robin's Egg Nebula, in the southern constellation Fornax.

It's a planetary nebula; those brilliant blue gases are being cast off by the dying star in the center. This is clearly an old-folks neighborhood in the sky; many of the other stars you can see in the background are red, meaning they're very old stars.

Image Credit and Copyright: Josep Drudis, Don Goldman

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