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Nebula.

Eye of the Cosmos taken from the Hubble Telescope

[Milky Way (we're sort of at the bottom, left)]

Heathen Heart, Pagan Pride

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Simeis 147 (Spaghetti Nebula) is a large SN remnant in the constellations of Taurus & Auriga. It is the result of a SN explosion about 40,000 yrs ago. It is 3000 ly away & about 140 ly across

Billions and Billions

Simeis 147 (Spaghetti Nebula) and Sh2-242 Simeis 147 (Spaghetti Nebula, or Sharpless 2-240) is a large supernova remnant in the constellations of Taurus and Auriga. It’s a result of supernova...

Combined visible and infra-red light images of star forming region Sharpless 2-106. This nebula is located about 2,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It is 2 light-years long and 1/2 a light-year across. The central star of this nebula is more than 15 times the mass of our Sun. It formed less 100,000 years ago, making this one of the youngest star-forming regions known.

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Thor’s Helmet Nebula - NGC 2359 (also known as Thor's Helmet) is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately 15,000 light-years away and 30 light years in size. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star HD 56925, an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution

Inside the Carina Nebula: Cropped from original 465 mb tif image. A towering “mountain” of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372). The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. This portion of the Carina Nebula is home to some of the most intense star formation in the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA/Hubble

Inside the Carina Nebula: Cropped from original 465 mb tif image. A towering “mountain” of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372). The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. This portion of the Carina Nebula is home to some of the most intense star formation in the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA/Hubble

NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula.

APOD: 2012 August 16 - NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula

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The creator

Jehovah’s Witnesses—Official Website: jw.org

The creator

Emission nebula IC 1795 / NGC 896 in the constellation Cassiopeia

A lovely #infographic tracking Voyager 1's journey into space - now hurtling past Neptune and towards the Sun at 36,000mph.

Mapping Voyager 1's Incredible 36-Year Mission Through Space [INFOGRAPHIC]

A lovely #infographic tracking Voyager 1's journey into space - now hurtling past Neptune and towards the Sun at 36,000mph.

IRAS 14568-6304, a young star that is cloaked in a haze of golden gas and dust. Image credit: NASA/Hubble.

IRAS 14568-6304, a young star that is cloaked in a haze of golden gas and dust. Image credit: NASA/Hubble.

NGC 6188 | by Piotrek Sadowski

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kenobi-wan-obi: ““ Dark shapes with bright edges winging their way through dusty NGC 6188 are tens of light-years long. The emission nebula is found near the edge of an otherwise dark large molecular...

Starless Nebula NGC6188 in Narrowband by Fred Vanderhaven  NGC 6188 is an emission nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara. The bright open cluster NGC 6193, visible to the naked eye, is responsible for a region of reflection nebulosity within NGC 6188.

The New Enlightenment Age

kenobi-wan-obi: “ Starless Nebula NGC6188 in Narrowband by Fred Vanderhaven “ NGC 6188 is an emission nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara. The bright open cluster NGC...

tarantula nebula

tarantula nebula

Stars and Dust in Corona Australis Image Credit & Copyright: CHART32 Team, Processing - Johannes Schedler

APOD: 2015 January 8 - Stars and Dust in Corona Australis

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