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  • Andrew Lehman

    The Red Rectangle Nebula from Hubble Image Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA; Reprocessing: Steven Marx, Hubble Legacy Archive At the nebula's center is an aging binary star system that surely powers the nebula but does not, as yet, explain its colors. The unusual shape of the Red Rectangle is likely due to a thick dust torus which pinches the otherwise spherical outflow into tip-touching cone shapes.

  • Saudade Pi

    The Red Rectangle Nebula from Hubble Image Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA; Reprocessing: Steven Marx, Hubble Legacy Archive. May 2013. La nebulosa del Rectángulo Rojo. Un misterio por su color y estructura.

  • Peter

    The Red Rectangle Nebula Click to see Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.

  • Selune S'rrel

    Red Triangle Nebula http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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