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2004-12-16 14:30:00

NASA -- Looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to celestial objects like galaxies and nebulas. These objects are so far away that astronomers cannot see their three-dimensional structure. The Helix Nebula, for example, resembles a doughnut in colorful images. Earlier images of this complex object "” the gaseous envelope ejected by a dying, sun-like star "” did not allow astronomers to precisely interpret its structure. One possible interpretation was that the Helix's...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'