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NASA highlights the idyllic, lonely space oasis of 'Necklace Nebula' stars

NASA highlights the idyllic, lonely space oasis of 'Necklace Nebula' stars

This cluster of stellar bodies may be formally known as the "Necklace Nebula," but to me it just looks like a peaceful, lush oasis hanging out in deep space.

NASA highlights the idyllic, lonely space oasis of 'Necklace Nebula' stars

Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, K. Noll

Look at that. Gorgeous, right? This "diamond necklace of cosmic proportions," as NASA describes it, is situated about 15,000 light-years from Earth, and it makes up a part of the Sagitta Constellation. 

The Necklace Nebula was "born" about 10,000 years ago when the larger of two suns in a tight orbit expanded and engulfed its stellar sibling. But the smaller star continued its orbit, which in turn caused the larger star to rotate more quickly. Read more...

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