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Dying star illuminates its own shroud

12:07pm, July 17, 2002

This Hubble Space Telescope image, a color composite released this week, depicts a shroud of material jettisoned by a central dying star. The cast-off material, known as a planetary nebula, will seed the cosmos with elements forged in the star's nuclear furnace, some of which have formed into complex organic molecules.

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