The Missing Link Roundup


The Egg NebulaIn November, the Hubble telescope captured a beautiful new image of the Egg Nebula. This star was discovered only 40 years ago and is classified a “preplanetary nebula”. We are lucky to have found this star during such a brief, yet dramatic, moment in it’s lifespan. — ESA

Pulsar J1906 was discovered several years ago by a team from the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. However, J1906 wasn’t any ordinary pulsar; this star had a companion star and they circle each other in just four hours. The team watched the pulsar every night for five years, before one night it just disappeared. What happened? — BBC News

Impact on Mars! There is a new impact crater in Elysium Planitia that was first discovered by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The last picture was taken several years ago, meaning the impact happened sometime between February 2012 and June 2014. — NASA


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