Diamond Ring In Space

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"Diamond Ring" in SpacePlanetary nebula Abell 33 appears ring-like in this image taken using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope and released on Wednesday, April 9. The blue bubble was created when an aging star shed its outer layers and a star in the foreground happened to align with it to create a “diamond engagement ring” effect.

Author: Shawn

Indiana University Alumni

GIA Graduate Gemologist Student

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