Friday, December 28, 2007

Earth-Sized Star Triggers Lots and Lots of Hot Colorful Gas!

Two NASA Great Observatories -- Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope -- teamed up for this spectacular, whoppingly huge photo of the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293). And it's a beauty! The Earth-sized star (white dot in the center of the image) resides in the constellation Aquarius, a mere 650 light-years from Earth.

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