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8 light-years in diametre, planetary nebula Abell 7 is some light-years distant, just south of Orion in planet Earth's skies in the constellation Lepus, The Hare. Image Credit Copyright: Don Goldman

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

The Tulip in the Swan via NASA... | Naples Wine Aficionados

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Tulip Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy)

Oldest Footprint Ever Found  This fossil footprint found near Ileret, Kenya, is 1.5 million years old. These footprints are the oldest ever found of the human genus.

Oldest Footprint Ever Found. This fossil footprint found near Ileret, Kenya and is million years old. These footprints are the oldest ever found of the human genus

The Fine Ring Nebula (Sp 1) is an unusual ring-shaped planetary nebula that lies some 1000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Norma.

The Fine Ring Nebula (Sp is an unusual ring-shaped planetary nebula that lies some 1000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Norma.

IC 5148 é uma nebulosa planetária bela localizada a cerca de 3.000 anos-luz de distância, na constelação de Grus (The Crane). A nebulosa tem um diâmetro de um par de anos-luz, e ainda está a crescer a mais de 50 quilómetros por segundo - uma das nebulosas planetárias em mais rápida expansão conhecida.

From Cosmic Spare Tyre to Ethereal Blossom - IC 5148 is a beautiful planetary nebula located some 3000 light-years away in the constellation of Grus (The Crane).

Dumbell Nebula - a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years.

--Pia (Dumbell Nebula-a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1360 light years.

La nebulosa de Escorpio. Una pequeña parte de una nebulosa situada en la constelación del Escorpión, a 8.000 años luz de la Tierra. Se aprecia gas y polvo oscuro, así como la brillante luz azul de estrellas jóvenes. | <a href="http://www.eso.org/public/spain/images/potw1334a/">ESO</a>

A small part of emission nebula NGC 6357 glows in this image. The nebula lies some 8000 light-years away in the tail of the southern constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion).

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What will survive this battle of the galaxies? Known as Seyfert's Sextet, this intriguing group of galaxies lies in the head portion of the split constellation of the Snake (Serpens).

Abell 21 メドゥーサ(メドューサ)星雲

Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula's popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some light-years away in the constellation Gemini. God is so AWESOME!

NGC 5907

NGC 5907

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The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable s

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