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12:00 AM, October 09, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 09, 2012

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Star in death throes


This object, called the Helix nebula, lies 650 light-years away, in the constellation of Aquarius.

A pair of NASA space telescopes have captured a spectacular new photo of the Helix Nebula, a glowing celestial vision that resembles a giant cosmic eye.
The Helix Nebula (also known as NGC 7293) represents a dying star known as a planetary nebula. The new picture, released Wednesday (Oct. 3), combines data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which observes in long-wavelength infrared light, and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which picked out the short-wavelength ultraviolet light coming from the object.

Source: Live Scienc

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