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A Space Ant Fires its Lasers

16 May 2018, 12:00 UTC
A Space Ant Fires its Lasers NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by ESA’s Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser emission from the spectacular Ant Nebula, which suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at its heart.

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