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Your custom Throw Pillow with Insert is printed on two sides and made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a high quality product that will look great in your home. This custom cut and hand sewn pillow is available in square and rectangle proportions to best fit your image. The pillow is finished with a concealed zipper for easy care. 


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Your custom Outdoor Throw Pillow with Insert is printed on two sides and made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a high quality product that will look great in your home. This custom cut and hand sewn pillow is available in square and rectangle proportions to best fit your image. The included pillow insert is not removable. 

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Your custom Throw Pillow Cover is printed on two sides and made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a high quality product that will look great in your home. This custom cut and hand sewn pillow is available in square and rectangle proportions to best fit your image. The pillow is finished with a concealed zipper for easy care.

This product does not include a pillow insert. Spot Clean Only. 

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.

The nebula, located about 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, belongs to a class of objects called planetary nebulae. Discovered in the 18th century, these cosmic butterflies were named for their resemblance to gas-giant planets.

Planetary nebulae are actually the remains of stars that once looked a lot like our sun. When sun-like stars die, they puff out their outer gaseous layers. These layers are heated by the hot core of the dead star, called a white dwarf, and shine with infrared and visible-light colors. Our own sun will blossom into a planetary nebula when it dies in about five billion years.

In Spitzer's infrared view of the Helix nebula, the eye looks more like that of a green monster's. Infrared light from the outer gaseous layers is represented in blues and greens. The white dwarf is visible as a tiny white dot in the center of the picture. The red color in the middle of the eye denotes the final layers of gas blown out when the star died.

The brighter red circle in the very center is the glow of a dusty disk circling the white dwarf (the disk itself is too small to be resolved). This dust, discovered by Spitzer's infrared heat-seeking vision, was most likely kicked up by comets that survived the death of their star. Before the star died, its comets and possibly planets would have orbited the star in an orderly fashion. But when the star blew off its outer layers, the icy bodies and outer planets would have been tossed about and into each other, resulting in an ongoing cosmic dust storm. Any inner planets in the system would have burned up or been swallowed as their dying star expanded.

The Helix nebula is one of only a few dead-star systems in which evidence for comet survivors has been found.

This image is made up of data from Spitzer's infrared array camera and multiband imaging photometer. Blue shows infrared light of 3.6 microns; green shows infrared light of 5.8 microns; and red shows infrared light of 24 microns.


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