What could cause a nebula to appear square? No one is quite sure. The hot star system known as MWC 922 [ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/316/5822/247 ], however, appears to be imbedded in a nebula with just such a shape. The above image [ http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~gekko/redsquare.html ] combines infrared [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrared ] exposures from the Hale Telescope [ http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/hale.html ] on Mt. Palomar [ http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/ ] in California [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California ], and the Keck-2 Telescope [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap971227.html ] on Mauna Kea [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050704.html ] in Hawaii [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii ]. A leading progenitor hypothesis for the square nebula [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020618.html ] is that the central star or stars somehow expelled cones of gas during a late developmental stage [ http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/astro101/java/evolve/evolve.htm ]. For MWC 922 [ http://www.keckobservatory.org/article.php?id=104 ], these cones happen to incorporate nearly right angles [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_angle ] and be visible from the sides. Supporting evidence for the cone [ http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Cone.html ] hypothesis includes radial spokes in the image that might run along the cone walls. Researchers speculate that the cones viewed from another angle would appear similar to the gigantic rings of supernova 1987A [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070107.html ], possibly indicating that a star in MWC 922 might one day itself explode in a similar supernova [ http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/snr.html ].