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10 Incredible Hubble Telescope Images - And the Science Behind Them

CJ Miozzi | 5 Mar 2014 17:00
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Onward to the star-forming region known as the Sharpless and one of its many beautiful sights: the Celestial Snow Angel. At the center of this nebula is a young and massive star firing jets of hot gas from its poles - the glowing blue wings in this image. The vertical strip that divides the wings is a ring of dust and gas orbiting the star. The dark red veins that encircle the wings form the nebula itself, clouds of dust illuminated by the star.

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