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Mars' Close-Up

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V838 Monocerotis

From: 2004 Year in Pictures
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This photo from the Hubble Telescope is the latest view of
an expanding halo of light around a distant star named
V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon). The image, photographed Feb.8
and released March 4, shows the illumination of interstellar
dust coming from the red supergiant star at the middle of the
photo, which gave off a flashbulb-like pulse of light two
years ago. (NASA / Reuters)

The next nine photos come from
The web site claims these as nine of Hubble's best photos ever.
I want to thank Darrell at darrell94590@comcast.net for sending them to me.
 The Ant Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas
whose technical name is Mz3,
resembles an ant when observed
using ground-based telescopes.
The nebula lies within our galaxy
between 3,000 and 6,000
light years from Earth.
 Nebula NGC 2392, called Eskimo
because it looks like a face
surrounded by a furry hood.
The hood is, in fact, a ring
of comet-shaped objects
flying away from a dying star.
Eskimo is 5,000 light years from Earth.
 The Cat's Eye Nebula,
which looks like the
eye of disembodied sorcerer
Sauron from Lord of the Rings.