Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Prawn Nebula: Another Close-up Look

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This pan video takes a closer look at some of the strange and spectacular features in the glowing jumble of gas clouds making up a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula ((also known as Gum 56 and IC 4628). This view is a very sharp image taken using the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Distance: 6,000 light years

Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Nick Risinger

Music: Johan B. Monell

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