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Snapshot diamond "Star of Death"

The Hubble Space Telescope took a picture of a diamond "Star of Death", a nebula located in the rotten egg. Photo available on the agency's website. In the picture visible dying red giant OH231.8 + 4.2, which resets the surrounding shell. From matter incarnating star about a few thousand years to form a planetary system. Nebula rotten egg located in the constellation Coma at a distance of more than five thousand light-years from Earth. It contains a lot of sulfur, for this reason it got its name. Hubble Telescope launched in using space shuttle Discovery April 24, 1990. The next day, the observatory entered the estimated low-Earth orbit and get to work. Hubble weight up to 11 tons.

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OH231.8 + 4.2

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