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THE AMAZING CRESCENT NEBULA READIES FOR DETONATION

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THE AMAZING CRESCENT NEBULA READIES FOR DETONATION

THE AMAZING CRESCENT NEBULA READIES FOR DETONATION

Photo By: Daniel Lopez of the Isaac Newton Telescope at Roque De Los Muchachos Observatory in the Canary Islands. http://www.ing.iac.es/

This amazing structure is NGC 6888 or The Crescent Nebula and it’s a relatively close 5000 light years away in the constellation Cygnus (the swan). The structure itself stretches a vast 25 light years in diameter (That’s Earth to Proxima Centauri and BACK 3 times). The Crescent Nebula is what’s known as an Emission Nebula and at its center is a Wolf-Rayet Star cataloged as WR-136 or HD192163.

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