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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Nebulae’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Is this a painting or a photograph? In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170 shines near the image center. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a red emission region, many dark absorption nebulae, and a backdrop of colorful stars.NGC 2170: Celestial Still Life  Image Credit & Copyright: Leonardo Julio & Carlos Milovic (Astronomia Pampeana) Explanation: Is this a painting or ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    NGC 6914 Nebulae Credit: Descubre Foundation, CAHA, OAUV, DSA, Vicent Peris (OAUV), Jack Harvey (SSRO), Juan Conejero (PixInsight) Explanation: A dramatic study in contrasts, this colorful skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas in NGC 6914. The complex of nebulae lies some 6,000 light-years away, toward the high-flying northern constellation Cygnus and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. With foreground dust clouds in silhouette, both reddish ... Full Story

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