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Eerie Smoke Ring Halo
In the star system DI Cha, two stars glow through a dust ring creating an eerie sight. (Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA)

In the DI Cha star system, two stars of the quadruple system of two sets of binary stars beam through a smoky ring of dust that surrounds the new stars. [Learn more about binary stars.]

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