NGC 602 is a bright open cluster of stars located in the SMC, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Radiation & shock waves from the stars have pushed away much of the lighter surrounding gas & dust that compose the nebula known as
Thought of this in my weird dream going into another galaxy underworld (pretty sure it was inspired by Stranger Things). I said in my dream a good idea for my birthday party could be a galaxy themed sleepover!
Photo: Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display in this image from NASA ESA Hubble Space Telescope, these delicate filaments are actually sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy.
Each year the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope releases a brand new image to celebrate its birthday. This year, the subject of its celebratory snap is part of the Monkey Head Nebula, last viewed by Hubble in creating a stunning image released in known as…