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My full moon (montage) by Gabor Jonas, constructed from this wallpaper: Not sure who put the ISS in the mix -- it wasn't in Gabor Jonas' original montage.


#Orion | this image shows in detail the intricacies of the nebula nearest the sun. It is a #diffusenebula situated south of the Belt of the #ConstellationOrion. It is one of the brightest nebulae and can be observed with the naked eye in the night sky. It is located about 1,500 light years from #Earth and has a diameter of about 24 light years. #M43, also called (#NebulaNGC #DeMairan and #1982) is an H II region.


The Big red eye of the #HelixNebula in Infrared Part 2 | the nebula's central star itself is immersed in a surprisingly bright infrared glow. Models suggest the glow is produced by a dust debris disk. Even though the #nebular material was ejected from the star many thousands of years ago, the close-in dust could have been generated by collisions in a reservoir of objects analogous to our own #solarsystem's #KuiperBelt or #CometaryOortCloud.