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Eco-photos of the week: July 25-31

WR 22 star

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Star light, star bright

This spectacular new image from the European Southern Observatory shows the brilliant and unusual star WR 22 and its colorful surroundings. WR 22 is a very hot and bright star that is shedding its atmosphere into space at a rate many millions of times faster than the Sun. It lies in the outer part of the dramatic Carina Nebula from which it formed.