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BP Piscium
09/15/10

 

This composite image shows X-ray and optical data for BP Piscium (BP Psc), a more evolved version of our Sun about 1,000 light years from Earth. Chandra X-ray Observatory data are colored in purple, and optical data from the 3-meter Shane telescope at Lick Observatory are shown in orange, green and blue. BP Psc is surrounded by a dusty and gaseous disk and has a pair of jets several light years long blasting out of the system. Credit: NASA/CXC/RIT/J.Kastner et al (X-Ray), UCO/Lick/STScI/M.Perrin et al (Optical)



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