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2013-06-04 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A flash of light from a stellar outburst has provided a rare look at the 3-D structure of material ejected by an erupting nova. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to observe the light emitted by the close double-star system T Pyxidis, or T Pyx, a recurring nova, during its latest outburst in April 2011. A nova erupts when a white dwarf, the burned-out core of a...