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Hourglass
HOURGLASS
Time to die
The hourglass nebula, MyCn18, is a young nebula about 8,000 light-years from Earth.
The image was of great interest because it shed new light on the poorly understood ejection of stellar matter, which accompanies the slow death of Sun-like stars.
Image courtesy of the Space Telescope Science InstituteRELATED STORIES
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