Saturday, November 2, 2013

Clownface Nebula

We just learned that a planetary nebula is a bunch of burning gas in space that was shot out from a red giant star.

There are some really amazing looking planetary nebulas in outer space,
like the clown face nebula.
clownface nebula
(from: wikipedia - eskimo nebula)

It's over 2,000 light years away, and is part of the constellation of Gemini.

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