Starts With A Bang!
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Starts With A Bang!

The planetary nebula NGC 6369’s blue-green ring marks the location where energetic ultraviolet light has stripped electrons from oxygen atoms in the gas. Our Sun, being a single star that rotates on the slow end of stars, is very likely going to wind up looking akin to this nebula after perhaps another 6 or 7 billion years. (NASA AND THE HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM (STSCI/AURA))

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