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“Hubble” has made the space “the Christmas picture”

"Хаббл" сделал снимок космического "рождественского рисунка"In the picture located planetary nebula NGC 6326.

Scientists using a telescope “Hubble” has received the planetary nebulae NGC 6326, which is reminiscent of a Christmas figure, according to the NASA website.

In the picture you can see clouds of gas that are illuminated by a star, located in the centre of the nebula. Planetary nebula is at a distance of about 11 thousand light years from Earth.

Such nebulae are formed when an ageing star turns into a red giant, discards its outer shell and leaves at the center of a white dwarf. Sometimes these emissions lead to the emergence of symmetric structures, but NGC 6326 is unusual asymmetry.

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Earlier it was reported that scientists have discovered the brightest supernova in the Universe. ASASSN-15lh is two times brighter than the previously recorded maximum for supernova, is thousands of times brighter than “normal” supernovae and 50 times brighter than our milky Way galaxy.

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