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Runaway star Zeta Ophiuchi collides with an interstellar medium, creating this beautiful arc

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Reddit comment:

From the article: "Zeta Ophiuchi is a young star, just three million years old, with about 20 times the mass of our Sun." Well, that won't live long by stellar standards, will it.

False color image; I imagine that means a raw image would be comparatively boring, though I'd be curious to see it.

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