okt 062013
Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Sh2-71

October 6, 2013 Sh2-71, a planetary nebula in Aquila Image Credit: The Gemini Observatory/AURA Sh2-71 (Sharpless 71) is an unusual and complex planetary nebula located about 3,260 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Aquila (the Eagle). It is embroiled in a bit of controversy over its “birth parents”. Sh2-71 is the 71st [continue reading]

mei 202012
 Planetary Nebula is Born of Uncertain Parentage

A new Legacy Image from the Gemini Observatory reveals the remarkable complexity of the planetary nebula Sharpless 2-71 (Sh 2-71). Embroiled in a bit of controversy over its “birth parents” the nebula likely resulted from interactions between a pair of two old and dying stars. Legacy images like this one share the stunning beauty of [continue reading]