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Icy bodies known as sednoids are lurking out beyond Neptune. But even more intriguing are their orbits, which could hint at the presence of a super Earth orbiting in the hazy outer reaches of our solar system. Read more from NOVA Next.

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A Deep vdB142 Processing by Samuel Díaz López and Salvatore Iovene 51 hours went into the acquisition of this object, vdB142, part of the IC1396 copmlex. The image was composited as a Modified Hubble Palette, using Hydrogen Alpha, Sulphur II and Oxygen III filters. The Elephant’s Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 13...

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“An ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth; it is commonly called the Elephant’s Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim.” (via Astro Anarcy)

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Pooja Mor in Tu Es Mon Trésor photographed by Dario Catellani for SPACE at Nordstrom See the whole story here

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