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Space Tornadoes, Baby Stars, and Ancient Galaxies

The Helix Nebula

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The Helix Nebula

This IRAC image shows an aging star ejecting material into space around it to create a "planetary nebula." The Helix Nebula is located in the constellation Aquarius, 650 light-years from Earth.