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Colours of Carina

"The immense nebula is an estimated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina."

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Do the Funky Chicken

To some, it looks like a giant chicken running across the sky. To others, it looks like a gaseous nebula where star formation takes place.

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Tarantula Twist

The largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies, the cosmic arachnid sprawls across this spectacular view composed with narrowband data centred on emission from ionized hydrogen and oxygen atoms.

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A Cosmic Bubble – Redux

Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless 2-308 it lies some 5,200 light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon.

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Le Carnaval des Animaux

Many interesting carnival creatures can be seen in this cosmic bouquet in the Large Magellenic Cloud in Dorado.

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A Lagoon for Moana

This star-forming cloud of interstellar gas is located in the constellation Sagittarius and its apparent magnitude of 6 makes it faintly visible to the naked eye in dark skies.

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Cosmic Cotton Candy

2 Panel Mosaic featuring Gum 17 nebula. Reminds me of Cosmic Cotton Candy on a Stick!

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N44 Superbubble

Some say it looks like a wide mouth frog, others can see Admiral Akbar, Rabbits & Monsters in there!

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De Vliegende Hollander

The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever.

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The Flame Nebula

The Flame Nebula is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, a star-forming region that includes the famous Horsehead Nebula.

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Blue Chilli Nebula

Resembling a hot chilli these superheated blue tendrils of ionized oxygen are remnants of a spectacular supernova that occurred some 11,000 years ago.