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Updated: Apr 18, 2012 21:04 IST

Remnants from a star that exploded thousands of years ago and created a celestial abstract portrait, as captured in this NASA Hubble space telescope image of the Pencil Nebula. Officially known as NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula is part of the huge Vela supernova remnant, located in the southern constellation Vela. Reuters/File
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Remnants from a star that exploded thousands of years ago and created a celestial abstract portrait, as captured in this NASA Hubble space telescope image of the Pencil Nebula. Officially known as NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula is part of the huge Vela supernova remnant, located in the southern constellation Vela. Reuters/File

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