Tuesday, September 15, 2009


A Dog's Breakfast in the Sky

NGC6888, the Crescent Nebula, in a composite photo from an observatory on the Canary Islands. It is a bubble of effluence, 25 light years across, from a truly massive star. Really ugly. Not everything in space is beautiful. The wispy blue is quite nice, however.

Its 5,000 light years away in Cygnus.


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