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Celestial Valentine
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Celestial Valentine

(via NASA)

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we-are-star-stuff:

Resembling characters from a Tim Burton movie, these eerie figures are part of a molecular cloud of gas and dust located 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Cepheus. First identified in 1966, the human-like shapes with ‘arms’ raised give the nebula its spooky nickname: the “Ghost Nebula”.

Whoaaaaa.

we-are-star-stuff:

Resembling characters from a Tim Burton movie, these eerie figures are part of a molecular cloud of gas and dust located 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Cepheus. First identified in 1966, the human-like shapes with ‘arms’ raised give the nebula its spooky nickname: the “Ghost Nebula”.

Whoaaaaa.

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ikenbot:

NGC 7635: Bubble in a Cosmic Sea
Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator
Color Composite: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory)
Seemingly adrift in a cosmic sea of stars and glowing gas, the delicate, floating apparition near the center (next to a blue tinted star) of this widefield view is cataloged as NGC 7635 - The Bubble Nebula.
A mere 10 light-years wide, the tiny Bubble Nebula and the larger complex of interstellar gas and dust clouds are found about 11,000 light-years distant, straddling the boundary between the parental constellations Cepheus and Cassiopeia. Also included in the breathtaking vista is open star cluster M52 (upper left), some 5,000 light-years away.
The digital color picture is based on photographic plates taken at the Palomar Observatory between 1992 and 1997. This cropped version spans about 2.7 degrees on the sky corresponding to a width of just over 500 light-years at the estimated distance of the Bubble Nebula.

ikenbot:

NGC 7635: Bubble in a Cosmic Sea

Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator

Color Composite: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory)

Seemingly adrift in a cosmic sea of stars and glowing gas, the delicate, floating apparition near the center (next to a blue tinted star) of this widefield view is cataloged as NGC 7635 - The Bubble Nebula.

A mere 10 light-years wide, the tiny Bubble Nebula and the larger complex of interstellar gas and dust clouds are found about 11,000 light-years distant, straddling the boundary between the parental constellations Cepheus and Cassiopeia. Also included in the breathtaking vista is open star cluster M52 (upper left), some 5,000 light-years away.

The digital color picture is based on photographic plates taken at the Palomar Observatory between 1992 and 1997. This cropped version spans about 2.7 degrees on the sky corresponding to a width of just over 500 light-years at the estimated distance of the Bubble Nebula.

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mothernaturenetwork:

Looking up into a starry sky, it seems as if the universe is endless — but that’s not the case. A star has a natural life span, but how and when it dies depends on its mass.8 images of dead and dying stars

mothernaturenetwork:

Looking up into a starry sky, it seems as if the universe is endless — but that’s not the case. A star has a natural life span, but how and when it dies depends on its mass.
8 images of dead and dying stars

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The whole universe captured in one stunning NASA photo. It was created from a compilation of 2.7 million infrared images, and features more than half a billion stars, galaxies, and more.Read more here. 

The whole universe captured in one stunning NASA photo. It was created from a compilation of 2.7 million infrared images, and features more than half a billion stars, galaxies, and more.

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This incredible Hubble photo of the globular cluster, Messier 9, shows thousands of glittering stars at the center of our galaxy. More here.

This incredible Hubble photo of the globular cluster, Messier 9, shows thousands of glittering stars at the center of our galaxy. More here.

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