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Anne's Image of the Day: The Lagoon Nebula

October 21, 2013 The Lagoon Nebula, an emission nebula in Sagittarius Image Credit: R. Barba, N. Morrell et al. (UNLP), CTIO, NOAO, NSF The Lagoon Nebula (also known as Messier 8, NGC 6523 and Sh2-25) is an emission nebula that measures about 110 by 50 light-years, located between 4,000 – 6,000 light-years away from Earth [continue reading]

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Anne's Image of the Day: The Pelican Nebula

October 19, 2013 The Pelican Nebula, an emission nebula in Cygnus Image Data: Digitized Sky Survey; Color Composite: Charles Shahar (http://www.lightfigures.com/DSS2/index.htm) The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 & IC 5067) is an emission nebula, a star-forming region (H II region) of roughly 30 light-years across, located about 1,800 light-years from Earth, northeast of the [continue reading]

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Anne's Image of the Day: The Taurus Molecular Cloud

October 13, 2013 The Taurus Molecular Cloud, a stellar nursery Image Credit: Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory (FCRAO), Gopal Narayanan / Mark Heyer The Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC) is a star-forming region located only about 450 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Taurus (the Bull). The vast cloud is one of the nearest [continue reading]

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Anne's Image of the Day: The Orion Nebula

October 10, 2013 The Orion Nebula, an emission and reflection nebula in Orion Image Credit & Copyright: Oliver Czernetz The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42 or NGC 1976) is a diffuse emission and reflection nebula of about 24 light-years across, located 1,344 ± 20 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Orion [continue reading]

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Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula N214C

September 20, 2013 N214C, an emission nebula in the LMC Image Credit: ESO N214C is an emission nebula of approximately 160 x 170 light-years across located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite of the Milky Way that lies some 163,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Dorado. It is part of [continue reading]