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NASA has been able to unveil, thanks to its Hubble space telescope, new images of this phenomenon that they describe as “a diamond necklace of cosmic proportions”. Its formation is due to the interaction of two stars very similar to the Sun.
Actually, this ring-shaped nebula was first discovered in 2011. However, the latest image provided by the Hubble telescope, has made it possible to observe this space phenomenon more clearly through developed processing techniques. Also known as the “necklace nebula”, this star formation is located 15,000 light-years from our planet, specifically in the constellation Sagitta.
As NASA explains, the diamond necklace originated about 10,000 years ago. Two “doomed stars” collided, causing one of them to expand. Then, the smaller one remained inside its larger twin, finally giving rise to the ring of “diamonds” that can be seen today.
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