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Hubble image of the Egg Nebula, a bipolar protoplanetary nebula
R. Sahai and J. Trauger (JPL), WFPC2 Science Team and NASA
  Image 3-19
The Egg Nebula

This image of the Egg Nebula shows two mysterious beams emerging from a hidden star like search lights. These beams are caused by dust and gas that is being ejected from the star as it nears the end of its life cycle. The Egg Nebula is known as a bipolar protoplanetary nebula and is located about 3,000 light-years from Earth.

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