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NASA Picture of the Day: The Helix Nebula from CFHT
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Will our Sun look like this one day? The Helix Nebula is one of brightest and closest examples of a planetary nebula, a gas cloud created at the end of the life of a Sun-like star. The outer gasses of the star expelled into space appear from our vantage point as if we are looking down a helix. The remnant central stellar core, destined to become a white dwarf star, glows in light so energetic it causes the previously expelled gas to fluoresce.
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Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
154302 (2002 UQ3)24th Nov802179435,54132,360,376
(2017 WV13)25th Nov16035871,67728,130,173
(2020 UR6)26th Nov18842127,73614,682,437
(2020 WP1)26th Nov25056053,1775,248,434
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