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Image provokes debate about nebula’s origin

  • COURTESY GEMINI OBSERVATORY
    An image of the complex planetary nebula Sh2-71 was imaged by the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on Gemini North on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The long-assumed central star is the brightest near the center, but evidence is hinting that the much dimmer and bluer star (just to the right and down a bit) might be the parent of this beautiful object.

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