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  • rapidnewstweets

    The eye sees all~ Though this picture looks like a creepy blue eye in space, it is really the Hourglass Nebula. Another interesting fact is ...

  • Audrey Carney

    In 1995, astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to make a series of images of planetary nebulae, including the one above: the Hourglass Nebula. Advances in astronomy and physics have given us windows through which to view not only our own marvelous universe, but the many parallel universes that may exist alongside it. Image courtesy of NASA

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