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Fraser
2009-Dec-01, 11:30 PM
Another gorgeous image from Hubble! This close-up of NGC 7023, or the Iris Nebula, shows an area filled with cosmic dust. Illuminated from above by the nearby star HD 200775, the dust resembles pink cotton candy, accentuated with diamond-like stars. The "cotton candy" is actually made up of tiny particles of solid matter, [...]

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