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Hubble captures stunning image of Egg Nebula

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an incredible image of a "preplanetary nebula" as it briefly illuminates a dying star's discarded dust and gas:

The Egg Nebula, which lies roughly 3,000 light years from Earth, was the first nebula of its kind to be identified by scientists. The image is a rare glimpse into a fleeting phase of a star's life.