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The Helix Nebula --"Harbors Odd Cometary 'Knots' the Size of Our Solar System"

This amazing image from the robotic Spitzer Space Telescope shows infrared light from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation of the Water Carrier Aquarius. The two light-year diameter shroud of dust and...
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