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  • Muir Murdoch

    The Final Frontier!

  • Elizabeth Head Bonar Hanson

    The Rosette Nebula. At the edge of a large molecular cloud in Monoceros, some 5,000 light years away, the petals of this rose are actually a stellar nursery whose lovely, symmetric shape is sculpted by the winds and radiation from its central cluster of hot young stars. The stars in the energetic cluster, cataloged as NGC 2244, are only a few million years old, while the central cavity in the Rosette Nebula is about 50 light-years in diameter.

  • Ben Saunders

    Natural art at its most beatiful

  • Jason Lewis

    An uncommon view of the Rosette Nebula, revealing the rose's Valentine's Day-approved long stem. Located within the constellation Monoceros, the Rosette (NGC 2237) is about 5,000 light years away from Earth. At the center of the rose blossom is an energetic star cluster designated NGC 2244.

  • Mona Evans

    Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237). (Image: Adam Block & Tim Puckett) The red color is hydrogen gas energized by a hot star - it's an emission nebula. The “stem” is formed by a trail of the same glowing hydrogen gas. The nebula is 5000 light years away in the constellation Monoceros. ©Mona Evans, “Mother's Day – an Astronomy Bouquet” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art39554.asp

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The Rosette Nebula is not the only cosmic cloud to evoke the imagery of flowers, but it is the most famous. At the edge of a large molecular cloud in Monoceros, the petals of this rose are actually a stellar nursery whose lovely, symmetric shape is sculpted by the winds and radiation from its central cluster of hot young stars. The stars in the energetic cluster are only a few million years old, while the central cavity in the Rosette Nebula, is about 50 light-years in diameter.

Rosette Nebula Ngc 2244 in the constellation Monoceros by Brian Lula's Heaven's Glory Observatories, 2/14/2011

NGC 2244: The Rosette Nebula's center measures about 50 ly across, lies about 4500 ly away, and is visible w/binoculars towards the constellation of the Unicorn

The Skull like Rosette Nebula - NGC 2237

rosette nebula. i got one of my tattoos of this constellation but with Happy care bear stars

Dust Sculptures in the Rosette Nebula Credit & Copyright: Ignacio de la Cueva Torregrosa