The Mystery Of The Scarlet Nebula

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Why do parts of the Iris Nebula appear so red? Based on these new NASA/ESA images, researchers believe an unknown chemical, maybe hydrocarbon-based, is at work. Click through for a wide-field image that shows why it's called the Iris Nebula.

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Download ginormous versions of the image at the link. [Spacetelescope.org via Wired]

Illustration for article titled The Mystery Of The Scarlet Nebula

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