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2012-Sep-12, 03:40 PM
Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736) captured by ESOís La Silla Observatory in Chile. Credit: ESO This odd-shaped cloud of gas and dust is nicknamed the Pencil Nebula, as the brightest part resembles a pencil. But this pencil looks like it has hair, flying off into the breeze! But thatís no simple breeze: these glowing filaments in [...]

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