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Spitzer space telescope spies powerful light of giant 'o' stars

By abe10tiger
Jun 19, 2011
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  1. Full Title:Green Ring Fit for a Superhero: Spitzer Space Telescope Spies Powerful Light of Giant 'O' Stars

    Science News
    This glowing emerald nebula seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is reminiscent of the glowing ring wielded by the superhero Green Lantern. In the comic books, the diminutive Guardians of the Planet "Oa" forged his power ring, but astronomers believe rings like this are actually sculpted by the powerful light of giant "O" stars. O stars are the most massive type of star known to exist.

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    This glowing emerald nebula seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is reminiscent of the glowing ring wielded by the superhero Green Lantern. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    Source:Science Daily
     

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