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THE HELIX NEBULA

Chosen by: Robert O’Dell, astronomer, Vanderbilt University 
“These shells expelled by dying stars are fragmenting in tight knots of condensed gas. To me that’s fascinating because it means this material going out into the interstellar medium, the material from which new generations of stars form, already has this condensation, this tantalizing possibility of being seeds for planetary formation.”

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