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The big and old blue star is starting to expand and to blow its hull out into space. This it doesn't do spherical. The star before already was surrounded by a dust disk. But planets there are admittedly rather implausible, because the time it takes to form planets should be longer than the life-span of a very big star.

Constellation: Vela
Distance: circa 8200 light-years
Spectral class: Be
Visual magnitude: 10.18
Luminosity: > 10 000 * Sun
Diameter: circa 60 * Sun

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