Skip to comments.APOD: The Cone Nebula from Hubble
Posted on 03/15/2017 8:19:34 AM PDT by Purdue77
Explanation: Stars are forming in the gigantic dust pillar called the Cone Nebula. Cones, pillars, and majestic flowing shapes abound in stellar nurseries where natal clouds of gas and dust are buffeted by energetic winds from newborn stars. The Cone Nebula, a well-known example, lies within the bright galactic star-forming region NGC 2264. The Cone was captured in unprecedented detail in this close-up composite of several observations from the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. While the Cone Nebula, about 2,500 light-years away in Monoceros, is around 7 light-years long, the region pictured here surrounding the cone's blunted head is a mere 2.5 light-years across
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I used to see these APOD posts on this site but haven't seen them is many moons. However, being amazed by the majesty of the universe as seen from Hubble, I thought that I'd post this.
Whoa! I guess I should have used the smaller picture.
Space is pretty big.
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