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NGC 6992, Filaments of the Veil Nebula
At the Edge of NGC 2174
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
This fantastic skyscape lies near the edge of NGC 2174 a star forming region about 6,400 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation of Orion. It follows mountainous clouds of gas and dust carved by winds and radiation from the region’s newborn stars, now found scattered in open star clusters embedded around the center of NGC 2174, off the top of the frame. Though star formation continues within these dusty cosmic clouds they will likely be dispersed by the energetic newborn stars within a few million years. Recorded at infrared wavelengths by the Hubble Space Telescope, the interstellar scene spans about 6 light-years.
Comet Lovejoy photographed by astronaut Dan Burbank aboard the International Space Station, 21 December 2011.
Catalogued as NGC 7635 but mostly known simply as The Bubble, this nebula with a radius of 5 light-years is located in the constellation Cassiopeia and is the product of the stellar wind of the massive young star that lives in its centre.