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This planetary nebula, Mz3, is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun. The 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible at the nebula's center, all imply Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds that the central star's own spin and magnetic field are channeling the gas. (ESA, NASA's Hubble, JPL-CalTech)

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All The Planets, Aligned In One Beautiful Picture

One Imgur user has managed to combine every planet in our Solar System into one, perfectly aligned image.

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Pictures of the day: 13 February 2013

Photographer Thomas O'Brien captured this self-portrait under the Milky Way at Great Basin National Park in Nevada

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Nasa marks 50 years of space photography - in pictures

A dying star throws a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core. This object, called the Helix nebula, lies 650 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius

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Amazing view of Milky Way. Look what we all might serif we turned the lights off.

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The rugged and rocky coastline of Lands End, Cornwal, looking out towards the lighthouse and rocks known as the Long Ships.

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28 Insane Space Facts That'll Make You Happy to Be Alive

Galaxy that looks like a rose, taken by the Hubble telescope. I think I might like to Rule here... (giggle)

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IC 405 is an emission / reflection nebula located in the constellation Auriga.

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This is so beyond gorgeous that I don't think there are words for it and somehow even gorgeous seems to pale in comparison to the beauty that this picture represents!

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