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Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years is about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye just below and to the left of the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion.The whole Orion Nebula cloud complex, will slowly disperse over the next 100,000 years.

Astronomers literally discover diamond in the sky (+video) - Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. This dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth.

Astronomers literally discover diamond in the sky (+video)

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Spiral galaxy NGC 2441 in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis

Awesome Photo of Orion Nebula

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WR 134 Ring Nebula, 6,000 light-years away: Embedded in the region's interstellar clouds of gas and dust, the glowing arcs are sections of bubbles or shells of material swept up by the wind from Wolf-Rayet star WR 134, brightest star near the center of the frame. Shedding their outer envelopes in powerful stellar winds, massive Wolf-Rayet stars have burned through their nuclear fuel at a prodigious rate and end this final phase of massive star evolution in a spectacular supernova explosion.

APOD: 2012 June 21 - WR 134 Ring Nebula

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In 2004, astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring 4,000 km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after a star burns out. Scientists confirmed that the crystallized carbon interior of the star is, in fact, the galaxy’s largest diamond. Technically named BPM 37093, called "Lucy" after the Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

The Omega Nebula in Sagittarius

Spiral Galaxy M82, Scientists have traced unusually regular radio signals being emitted from unknown object in this Galaxy.