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The Tulip Nebula in nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula the glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust. About 8,000 light-years distant and 70 light-years across the complex and beautiful nebula blossoms at the center of this composite image. HDE 227018 is the bright star very near the blue arc at the cosmic tulip’s center.
Cotton Candy Nebula - The nebula known as N11, complete with sparkly star clusters embedded in fluffy pink clouds of gas. This exceptionally energetic star-forming region, also known as the Bean Nebula, extends over 1,000 light-years in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Three generations of star formation have created shells of gas and dust which are being blown away by radiation from the newborn stars.