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Dust shells around a star.

Cocoon for a Dying Star

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the dust surrounding the carbon star CW Leo, providing new insight into the properties of this fascinating object. This image is the result of observations made in the red and near-infrared parts of the spectrum, which are particularly well suited… Read More »Cocoon for a Dying Star

Hubble Image of Lagoon Nebula

Stellar Storm: The Lagoon Nebula

The Lagoon Nebula, also known as Messier 8 or M8, is a giant interstellar cloud of gas and dust located in the constellation Sagittarius. It is one of the brightest and most spectacular nebulae in the night sky, and is one of the closest star-forming regions to our solar system,… Read More »Stellar Storm: The Lagoon Nebula