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In Pictures: Fabulous space photos from NASA’s Hub...
Here the telescope catches the Boomerang Nebula. This reflecting cloud of dust and gas has two nearly symmetric lobes of matter that are being ejected from a central star. Each lobe of the nebula is nearly one light-year in length, making the total length of the nebula half as long as the distance from the Sun to the nearest neighbors-the Alpha Centauri stellar system, located roughly 4 light-years away.
In Pictures: Fabulous space photos from NASA’s Hubble telescope