A Cosmic Couple.

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Here we see the spectacular cosmic pairing of the star Hen 2-427, more commonly known as WR 124 and the nebula M1-67 which surrounds it. Both objects, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope are found in the constellation of Sagittarius and lie 15,000 light-years away.

The star Hen 2-427 shines brightly at the very center of this explosive image and around the hot clumps of surrounding gas that are being ejected into space at over 93,210 miles [150,000 km] per hour.

Hen 2-427 is a Wolf–Rayet star, named after the astronomers Charles Wolf and Georges Rayet. Wolf–Rayet are super-hot stars characterized by a fierce ejection of mass.

The nebula M1-67 is estimated to be no more than 10,000 years old, just a baby in astronomical terms, but what a beautiful and magnificent sight it makes.

article reference:- nasa.gov
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA.
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