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A real shooting star! Mira (MY-rah) is a star that scientists have

A real shooting star! Mira (MY-rah) is a star that scientists have studied for 400 years. But NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer telescope captured a very surprising image of Mira. It showed for the first time that Mira has a long tail of dust and gas—13 light-years long! That is 20,000 times longer than the average distance from the Sun to Pluto! It is only a couple of hundred light years distant. Mira is moving very fast relative to everything near it. spaceplace.nasa.govXari Vassiliou-kotronia

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