Definitions

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  • proper noun astronomy The nebula and binary star HD 44179.

Etymologies

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Coined by astronomers Martin Cohen and Mike Merrill in 1973

Examples

  • Has India been bombarded with life from the Red Rectangle nebula?

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  • They said it was "in remarkable correspondence" with red emissions from the Red Rectangle planetary nebula some 2,300 light years away, "suggesting, though not proving, an extraterrestrial origin."

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  • The Red Rectangle displays several phenomena that require far-ultraviolet radiation as a power source.

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  • This image spans approximately a third of a light-year at the distance of the Red Rectangle.

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  • The Red Rectangle displays several phenomena that require far-ultraviolet radiation as a power source.

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  • The giant star sitting in the Red Rectangle is among those that are far too hot to allow dust condensation within their atmospheres.

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  • The Red Rectangle displays several phenomena that require far-ultraviolet radiation as a power source.

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  • The giant star sitting in the Red Rectangle is among those that are too hot to allow dust condensation within their atmospheres.

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  • "The trouble is that the very luminous central star in the Red Rectangle is not hot enough to produce the required UV radiation," Witt said.

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  • "The trouble is that the very luminous central star in the Red Rectangle is not hot enough to produce the required UV radiation," Witt said, so he and his colleagues set out to find it.

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