Star YY Hya

New Class of Galactic Nebulae Around the Star YY Hya by Marcel Drechsler

A team of professional and amateur astronomers discovered and then imaged this previously undiscovered galactic nebula. At the heart of the stellar remnant is a binary star pair. Shock waves of the gas and dust twist and spread in the surrounding space, the remains of an earlier star’s violent eruption. (Image credit: M. Drechsler et al.; via 2023 Astronomy POTY)

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