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October 4, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1990-15

R Aquarii - A Nearby Exploding Star

October 4, 1990: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered into the inner core of the nearby so-called "symbiotic star", R Aquarii, to reveal dramatic new details of the exploding star. The observations were made with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI