WORLD NASA space telescope snaps screaming jack-o'-lantern nebula at Halloween

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NASA space telescope snaps screaming jack-o'-lantern nebula at Halloween

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09:23, November 01, 2019

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted a cosmic jack-o'-lantern. 

Researchers uncovered the grimacing pumpkin while mapping star formation in the outer region of the Milky Way. A new animation of the nebula outlines the hollowed-out pumpkin, which appears to be screaming into space.

The carved-out cloud of gas and dust is caused by the outflow of radiation and particles from a massive O-type star that is 15 to 20 times more massive than the sun,according to a statement from NASA. 

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