jul 142013
Anne's Image of the Day: Protoplanetary Nebula IRAS 22036+5306

July 14, 2013 IRAS 22036+5306, a protoplanetary nebula in Cepheus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA IRAS 22036+5306 is a dusty, bipolar protoplanetary (or preplanetary) nebula located about 6,500 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cepheus (named after the King of Aethiopia in Greek mythology). Despite their name, protoplanetary nebulae have nothing to [continue reading]