Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Lovely Cloud Of Gas

Found this picture at the APOD today:

Image credit: Rolf Geissinger/APOD

This is one of the most beautiful astronomy photos I've seen. I just love the colors in it. It's of NGC-7380, which is about 8,000 light years away, according to the caption.

Go to the image credit link to see a complete explanation of this photo.

It's a copyrighted work. I've asked and received permission to use it. Enjoy.

UPDATE: Apologies for not putting the link in the image credit. It's there now.

UPDATE 2 (Nov. 3): Rolf Geissinger has kindly given permission to post this photo here. I've changed the text of the last paragraph to reflect that fact.

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