"The suspected companion stars in NGC 6302 and NGC 7027 haven't been directly detected because they are next to, or perhaps have already been swallowed by, larger red giant stars, a type of star that is hundreds to thousands of times brighter than the sun," said team member Bruce Balick of the University of Washington in Seattle in the press statement. "The hypothesis of merging stars seems the best and simplest explanation for the features seen in the most active and symmetric planetary nebulas. It's a powerful unifying concept, so far without rival." … [Read more...] about Hubble Hubble: Telescope Provides Stunning New Images of Two Planetary Nebulas
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"Most people do not disregard their safety when they search, and I get emails every day that say that," Fenn said in 2018, via email. "Even those who were lost didn't think they were overextending themselves at the time. Two of them had successfully visited the same location several times. We have emphasized safety all along the way and I think it has had a positive effect." … [Read more...] about Fenn’s Treasure Has Been Found!