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Picture Album: Scattered Light from the Boomerang Nebula

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Scattered Light from the Boomerang Nebula
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Two cones of matter are being ejected from the central star of the Boomerang Nebula. Measurements made in 1995 show the deep interior of the nebula to have a temperature of just one degree Kelvin above absolute zero, making it one of the coldest known places in the universe.

Credit: NASA, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: J. Biretta (STScI)

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