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A planetary nebula whose star exploded 12,500 years ago. The outer material was sluffed off. 850 years ago, its star came back to life for about 20 years and coughed out knots of helium and carbon-rich material. A similar fate could happen to the Solar System in the future.

Abell 30 System Web Pages[]

Abell 30 System In the News[]

Planetary Nebula Briefly Came Back to Life (Nov 2012)[]