Red Rectangle Nebula, optical image

Red Rectangle Nebula, optical image

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Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Red Rectangle Nebula. Optical image of the Red Rectangle Nebula (HD 44179), so-called because of its red colour and unique rectangular shape. This protoplanetary nebula lies around 2300 light years from Earth, in the constellation Monoceros and hosts a binary star system at its centre.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, binary system, gas, gasses, hd 44179, nebula, no-one, nobody, optical image, rectangular, red rectangle nebula, space observation, star, starry, stars

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