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Ejected Material Around Erupting Star

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hubble Maps 3-D Structure of Ejected Material Around Erupting Star



www.nasa.gov said:

A flash of light from a stellar outburst has provided a rare look at the 3-D structure of material ejected by an erupting nova.

Astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to observe the light emitted by the close double-star system T Pyxidis, or T Pyx, a recurring nova, during its latest outburst in April 2011

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