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Picture Album: Rainbow Image of the Egg Nebula

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Rainbow Image of the Egg Nebula
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An onionskin-like structure of concentric dust shells surround a central, aging star. Twin beams of light radiate from the star and illuminate the usually invisible dust. Artificial colors show how light reflects off the particles and heads toward Earth.

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

Acknowledgment: W. Sparks (STScI) and R. Sahai (JPL)

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