1. After 16 years, scientists finally have an explanation for the spectacular Blue Ring Nebula  The Indian Express
  2. The dazzling Blue Ring Nebula puzzled scientists for 16 years — and now they finally understand why  Space.com
  3. Star collision helps solve 16-year-old mystery of the Blue Ring Nebula  CNET
  4. Mystery of Glowing Cosmic 'Eye' Finally Solved  Gizmodo
  5. “Phantom Star of the Blue Ring Nebula” –Mystery Solved  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
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The research was made public on Wednesday and the scientists involved believe that the fluorescent debris is a result of a collision with a sun-like star a few thousand years ago. The research was made public on Wednesday and the scientists involved believe that the fluorescent debris is a result of a collision with a sun-like star a few thousand years ago. 

After 16 years, scientists finally have an explanation for the spectacular Blue Ring Nebula | Technology News,The Indian Express

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has resolved a 16-year-old cosmic mystery and found the missing links to the Blue Ring Nebula. The Blue Ring Nebula spotted by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) perplexed scientists for several years. A new study published online on Wednesday in the journal Nature may have cracked the case. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has resolved a 16-year-old cosmic mystery and found the missing links to the Blue Ring Nebula. The Blue Ring Nebula spotted by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) perplexed scientists for several years. A new study published online on Wednesday in the journal Nature may have cracked the case. 

NASA resolves the mystery of Blue Ring Nebula, reveal stellar missing link, Science News | wionews.com

The Blue Ring Nebula formed after a stellar collision, which ejected a cloud of hot debris into space. These emissions form the mysterious ultraviolet ring that appears around the nebula's central star.

The dazzling Blue Ring Nebula puzzled scientists for 16 years — and now they finally understand why | Space

A collision between two stars thousands of years ago produced two interstellar ice cream cones full of hot gas.A collision between two stars thousands of years ago produced two interstellar ice cream cones full of hot gas.

Star collision helps solve 16-year-old mystery of the Blue Ring Nebula - CNET

It has taken over a decade, but scientists have finally discovered how the Blue Nebula formed. The team says the ring is actually a cone and the glowing debris is a result of two stars merging.It has taken over a decade, but scientists have finally discovered how the Blue Nebula formed. The team says the ring is actually a cone and the glowing debris is a result of two stars merging.

Scientists solve 16-year-old mystery of the Blue Nebula, finding it formed from two stars colliding | Daily Mail Online

In 2004, astronomers spotted a unique celestial feature that, when observed in ultraviolet, bore the appearance of a glowing eye staring directly back at Earth. Unbeknownst to them, it would take 16 years to figure out what caused the Blue Ring Nebula to form.In 2004, astronomers spotted a unique celestial feature that, when observed in ultraviolet, bore the appearance of a glowing eye staring directly back at Earth. Unbeknownst to them, it would take 16 years to figure out what caused the Blue Ring Nebula to form.

Mystery of Glowing Cosmic 'Eye' Finally Solved

It has taken over a decade, but scientists have finally discovered how the Blue Nebula formed. The team says the ring is actually a cone and the glowing debris is a result of two stars merging.

Scientists solve 16-year-old mystery of the Blue Nebula

The Blue Ring Nebula, which perplexed scientists for over a decade, appears to be the youngest known example of two stars merged into one. In 2004, scientists with NASA's space-based Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spotted an object unlike any they'd seen before in our Milky Way galaxy: a large

Perplexing 16-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved, Revealing Stellar Missing Link

  “We were in the middle of observing one night, with a new spectrograph that we had recently built, when we received a message from our colleagues about a peculiar object composed of a nebulous gas expanding rapidly away from a central star,” said Princeton University astronomer Guðmundur Stefánsson, a member of the team that […]

"Phantom Star of the Blue Ring Nebula" --Mystery Solved | The Daily Galaxy

  “We were in the middle of observing one night, with a new spectrograph that we had recently built, when we received a message from our colleagues about a peculiar object composed of a nebulous gas expanding rapidly away from a central star,” said Princeton University astronomer Guðmundur Stefánsson, a member of the team that […]

The ring is in fact two cones of space debris which were pointed towards the Earth.The ring is in fact two cones of space debris which were pointed towards the Earth.

Scientists finally solve mystery of glowing blue ring in space that was ‘unlike anything seen before’ | The Independent

A team of astronomers may have finally figured out the origin of the mysterious Blue Ring Nebula, suggesting it was the result of a stellar merger.A team of astronomers may have finally figured out the origin of the mysterious Blue Ring Nebula, suggesting it was the result of a stellar merger.

Astronomers finally solve a 16-year-old stellar mystery

Glowing rings were born in a blast from merging starsGlowing rings were born in a blast from merging stars

Astronomers say they’ve solved the mystery of the ‘Blue Ring Nebula’ | Science | AAAS

Two stars merged, spewing out debris in opposite directions to form two glowing conesTwo stars merged, spewing out debris in opposite directions to form two glowing cones

When stars collide: Solving the 16-year mystery of the Blue Ring Nebula | Ars Technica

Two stars merged, spewing out debris in opposite directions to form two glowing conesTwo stars merged, spewing out debris in opposite directions to form two glowing cones

When stars collide: Solving the 16-year mystery of the Blue Ring Nebula | Ars Technica

A head-scratching astronomical anomaly - and a thorn in the side to scientists trying to understand how the universe evolved - could have been explained, with aA head-scratching astronomical anomaly – and a thorn in the side to scientists trying to understand how the universe evolved – could have been explained, with a new theory identifying a…

Missing-link Blue Ring Nebula could hold key to mystery merging stars - SlashGear

Scientists have discovered a rare object called the Blue Ring Nebula, a ring of hydrogen gas with a star at its center. The properties of this system suggest it is the remnant of two stars meeting their ...

In the mysterious Blue Ring Nebula, scientists see the fate of binary stars

The Blue Ring Nebula, which perplexed scientists for over a decade, appears to be the youngest known example of two stars merged into one.The Blue Ring Nebula, which perplexed scientists for over a decade, appears to be the youngest known example of two stars merged into one.

16-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved, Revealing Stellar Missing Link | NASA

Astronomers have uncovered the 16-year-old mystery surrounding the Blue Ring Nebula - an unusual, large, faint blob of gas with a star at its center.

Mystery Surrounding Blue Ring Nebula Solved, Astronomers Believe : Big Island Now : Big Island News and Information

In 2004, astronomers spotted a unique celestial feature that, when observed in ultraviolet, bore the appearance of a glowing eye staring directly back at Earth. Unbeknownst to them, it would take 16 years to figure out what caused the Blue Ring Nebula to form. The Blue Ring Nebula is the...

Mystery of Glowing Cosmic 'Eye' Finally Solved