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The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by [...]

By |2019-03-02T11:01:24+05:30March 2nd, 2019|Latest Post|0 Comments

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The wispy, spiral galaxy NGC 6902 glows faintly in deep space in this "first-light" image from the European Southern Observatory's new SPECULOOS Southern Observatory, an array of four telescopes in Chile’s Atacama desert. Although SPECULOOS was built to search for exoplanets around dim stars in our galactic neighborhood, one of its telescopes honed in on [...]

By |2019-02-25T22:37:56+05:30February 26th, 2019|Latest Post|0 Comments

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The Orion Nebula in Infrared from WISE  Image Credit: WISE, IRSA, NASA; Processing & Copyright : Francesco AntonucciExplanation: The Great Nebula in Orion is an intriguing place. Visible to the unaided eye, it appears as a small fuzzy patch in the constellation of Orion. But this image, an illusory-color four-panel mosaic taken in different bands of infrared light with the Earth orbiting WISE observatory, shows the Orion Nebula to be a [...]

By |2019-01-02T16:54:32+05:30January 2nd, 2019|Latest Post|0 Comments