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The Final Frontier

April 8, 2011

This goes to China, to Chen who likes pictures from NASA, and science. This is Egg Nebula.

The Egg Nebula is a large cloud of dust and gas ejected by the star and expanding at a speed of 115,000  miles per hour. Such nebulae are a rare sight; they are in an evolutionary phase that lasts a very short time (1,000-2,000 years).

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