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Eye of God magnetically made

Next time you get the chance to peer through the Hubble telescope, see if you can find the object below. It's a vast reminder of the awesome power of magnets.


Around 8000 light years away, it's is known variously as the "Eye of God" the "Hourglass Nebula", and more poetically, MyCn18.

According to the UK's Jodrell Bank Observatory the dramatic shapes of planetary nebulae are likely formed by magnetic fields acting on the dust formed by the disintegrating star.

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