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Mona Evans
Mona Evans • 29 weeks ago

Red Rectangle Nebula. There is an aging binary star at the center of the nebula, which will probably eventually become a planetary nebula. Astronomers are still trying to work out what's going on in this complex nebula. (Image Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA; Reprocessing: Steven Marx, Hubble Legacy Archive) Mona Evans "Monoceros the Unicorn" www.bellaonline.c...

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