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Hubble Has Photographed a Star on the Edge of Destruction

15 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 31st year, NASA astronomers aimed the famed observatory at what is called a “celebrity star,” or one that is one of the brightest in our galaxy. This one, named AG Carinae, is wavering on the edge of self-destruction.
Originally noted by DPReview , the reason AG Carinae is so bright is that its glowing halo of gas and dust is the result of “a tug-of-war between gravity and radiation,” as NASA puts it. The giant visible structure was created from what NASA believes was one or more giant eruptions on the surface of the star about 10,000 years...
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