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Monday, November 17, 2014

Art More Beautiful Than Fiction

"Poof!" goes a star, leaving its new dust to interact as it will.  Ever wonder what solar systems may look like before those clouds of dust coalesce to form the clumps we call planets?

Sometimes those who know the science + data can visualize things in a special way.
[Enter astronomers.]

Here's NASA's new artistic visualization of the actual planetary system austerely named "HD 95086."



Image Illustration Credit: Spitzer Space Telescope, JPL, NASA
Source page: NASA's APOD

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