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Astronomers Zoom Into Pencil Nebula, 4800 Trillion Miles Away

September 12, 2012
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The European Southern Observatory in northern Chile has released new images of a massive glowing cloud of gas called The Pencil Nebula, 800 lightyears from Earth. The images show pink, white and blue filaments streaking across the sky, the result of a stellar explosion 11,000 years ago.
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