Sunday, December 25, 2016

Across The Universe - Festive Nebulae

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From NASA/ ESA, December 20, 2016: This glowing nebula, named NGC 248, is located within the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way and about 200 000 light-years from Earth. The nebula was observed with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys in September 2015, as part of a survey called the Small Magellanic cloud Investigation of Dust and Gas Evolution (SMIDGE).

Credit:  NASA, ESA, STScI, K. Sandstrom (University of California, San Diego), and the SMIDGE team.

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