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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Astronomy Tuesday

The Necklace Nebula is only about 5000 years old, so quite a newcomer in galactic terms. Planetary nebulae like these are formed by the gases emitted by stars near the end of their lifespan -- in this case the star at the center is actually two stars, orbiting so closely they share a common atmosphere.

Image Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA; Processing: K. Noll

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