Star HD 87643 and reflection nebula

Star HD 87643 and reflection nebula

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Credit: EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Star HD 87643 (centre) and reflection nebula. Regular violent ejections from the star have created the nebula, an area of gas and dust that reflects light from the star. Image taken using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) instrument at the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: 2.2-metre mpg/eso telescope, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, b e, b[e], dust, gas, hd 87643, la silla observatory, reflection nebula, space, star, starry, stars, stellar evolution, telescope, wfi, wide field imager

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