The Infrared Universe
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Images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope
false-color view of Helix Nebula A Dying Star
Six hundred and fifty light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, a dead star about the size of Earth is refusing to fade away peacefully.

In this false-color image, NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have teamed up to capture the complex structure of the object, called the Helix nebula, in unprecedented detail.

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