Nebulas

Astronomers Probe Planetary Nebula Ngc 6302 With Hubble

Using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers have conducted near-ultraviolet through near-infrared observations of a young planetary nebula (PN) known as NGC 6302. Results of the monitoring campaign, presented May 28 on arXiv.org, could help...
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Nasa’s Webb To Study How Massive Stars’ Blasts Of Radiation Influence Their Environments

In a nearby stellar nursery called the Orion Nebula, young, massive stars are blasting far-ultraviolet light at the cloud of dust and gas from which they were born. This intense flood of radiation is violently disrupting the cloud by breaking apart...
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Research Sheds More Light On The Nature Of A Complex Planetary Nebula

Astronomers have performed high-resolution observations of a complex planetary nebula known as NGC 1514. Results of the study provide essential information about morpho-kinematical structure and chemical composition of this nebula, which could help...
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Check Out This Jaw-dropping "cosmic Necklace" Image Shared By Nasa

As anyone into astronomy likely already knows, NASA is fond of sharing incredible photos of our universe. Recently, NASA shared a stunning photo of a nebula known as the “Necklace Nebula,” which is described as “a diamond necklace...
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Hubble Telescope Snaps Image Of Monster Star 'doing Something Weird' - Cnet

For its 31st anniversary, NASA and ESA's famous space telescope captured a stunning view of a star surrounded by a nebula.
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Anniversaries, NASA, European Space Agency

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Surprise Twist Suggests Stars Grow Competitively

A survey of star formation activity in the Orion Nebula Cluster found similar mass distributions for newborn stars and dense gas cores, which may evolve into stars. Counterintuitively, this means that the amount of gas a core accretes as it...
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Dreams Dreamed, Now The Trick Is To Make It All Happen — black Nebula Carrots And All.

FROM THE EMAIL: Sarah from VA writes: Is it OK to try and do a cafe-type post via e-mail? Well, I'm going to try! I'm excited for your garden! I'm weirdly interested in the fact that you're planting wheat and barley. Are they going to be...

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Stellar Feedback And An Airborne Observatory; Scientists Determine A Nebula Younger Than Believed

Researchers studied RCW 120 to analyze the effects of stellar feedback, and found that RCW 120 must be less than 150,000 years old, which is very young for such a nebula.

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Nasa's Nicer Finds X-ray Boosts In The Crab Pulsar's Radio Bursts

A global science collaboration using data from NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Pulsars, Neutron Stars, Telescopes, International Space Station, Scientific Discoveries

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Hubble Scientists Update Famous Image Of The Stunning Veil Nebula

Scientists at the Hubble Space Telescope have released a reworked image of the beautiful Veil Nebula, showing threads of ionized gas winding through space.
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space

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Listen To The Sound Of A Nebula With The Space Data Sonification Project

The data sonification project takes signals picked up by an X-Ray observatory and translates them into sound for an auditory experience of astronomical data.

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The Crab Nebula Seen In 3-dimensions

The Crab Nebula is arguably one of the most famous objects in the night sky.  It was delineated as M1 in Messier’s famous catalogue.  It is the remnants of a supernova that was actually visible in day time almost 1000 years ago.  And its...
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Spectacular 'honeycomb Heart' Revealed In Iconic Stellar Explosion

A unique 'heart-shape', with wisps of gas filaments showing an intricate honeycomb-like arrangement, has been discovered at the center of the iconic supernova remnant, the Crab Nebula. Astronomers have mapped the void in unprecedented detail,...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Supernova, Space

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Image: Hubble Spots An Interstellar Interaction

The life of a planetary nebula is often chaotic, from the death of its parent star to the scattering of its contents far out into space. Captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, ESO 455-10 is one such planetary nebula, located in the...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, European Space Agency, Space, NASA

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Unrivaled View Of Brilliant 'planetary Nebula' Ngc 2899

Its distinctive butterfly shape is caused by one star interfering with the gas expulsion pattern of another -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Strange New Star Created By Colliding White Dwarfs Is Like Nothing We've Seen Before - Cnet

The aftermath of a white dwarf collision shows a never-before-seen type of star in a neon green nebula.

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Hubble May Have Saved Its Most Gorgeous Photo For Last This Year

NASA's powerful Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope combined to captured stunning images of the Orion Nebula. The nebula, which is a massive mixture of various gases and heated matter surrounding young stars, was shot in various...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Science Photos, NASA, Space

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Stellar Jewel Box

Powerful ultraviolet radiation and fast winds from the bluest and hottest stars have blown a big bubble around the cluster. Moving into the surrounding nebula, this torrent of radiation sculpted the tall, dark stalks of dense gas, which are embedded...

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Leaving So Soon? Unusual Planetary Nebula Fades Mere Decades After It Arrived

The tiny Stingray Nebula unexpectedly appeared in the 1980s is by far the youngest planetary nebula in our sky. But a team of astronomers recently analyzed a more recent image of the nebula, taken in 2016 by Hubble, and found that it has faded...
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Hubble Telescope Witnesses 'very Weird' Fast Fade Of Stingray Nebula - Cnet

NASA and ESA's space telescope caught sight of a nebula going through unprecedented changes.
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, NASA, European Space Agency

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