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Published April 09, 2014, 12:00 AM

Abell 33


Planetary nebula Abell 33 appears ring-like in this image, taken using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope. 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. Click through to see other wonders of the universe.

(European Southern Observatory)

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