WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- A new image snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope shows how star HD 44179 got its nickname.
The star known as the Red Rectangle lies 2,300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Monoceros, or the Unicorn. When photographed from Earth and space, HD 44179 looks to be surrounded by a faint red rectangle marked by an X-shaped structure of glowing gas.
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