Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- IC 1848: The Soul Nebula
Posted on 04/15/2013 6:14:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife of a King who long ago ruled lands surrounding the upper Nile river. The Soul Nebula houses several open clusters of stars, a large radio source known as W5, and huge evacuated bubbles formed by the winds of young massive stars. Located about 6,500 light years away, the Soul Nebula spans about 100 light years and is usually imaged next to its celestial neighbor the Heart Nebula (IC 1805). The above image appears mostly red due to the emission of a specific color of light emitted by excited hydrogen gas.
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[Credit & Copyright: Bob Andersson]
Hey, the big one, wow:
I always enjoy these postings.
It helps when you remind us to take a look at the beauty and wonder.
I pass it on to a few others outside of FR as well, always well received.
This is another good site, for a different perspective on the universe -
Looks like a devil holding a big right handed mitt.
Maybe I’m watching too much baseball.
Spooky, but Lovely!
and the unbeliever says “oh, it just happened, it wasn’t created”