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How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets


February 12, 2014

image of the Rotten Egg Nebula Astronomers know that while large stars can end their lives as violently cataclysmic supernovae, smaller stars end up as planetary nebulae--colorful, glowing clouds of dust and gas. In recent decades, these nebulae, once thought to be mostly spherical, have been observed to often emit powerful, bipolar jets of gas and dust. Full Story

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