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Friday, January 30, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘the California Nebula’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    NGC 1499: The California Nebula Credit & Copyright: Markus Noller (Deep Sky Images) Explanation: What's California doing in space? Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud by chance echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States. Our own Sun also lies within the Milky Way's Orion Arm, only about 1,500 light-years from the California Nebula. Also known as NGC 1499, the classic emission nebula is ... Full Story

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