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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘O-type star’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Rolf Geissinger Explanation: AE Aurigae is the bright star below and left of center in this evocative portrait of IC 405, also known as the Flaming Star Nebula. Embedded in the cosmic cloud, the hot, variable O-type star energizes the glow of hydrogen along convoluted filaments of atomic gas, its blue starlight scattered by interstellar dust. But AE Aurigae wasn't formed in the nebula it illuminates. ... Full Story

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