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The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away. It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star colliding with and energizing the slower moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant around 250,000 to 400,000 years ago. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and one moving inward.

The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away. It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star colliding with and energizing the slower moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant around 250,000 to 400,000 years ago. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and one moving inward.

an actual star nursery. where suns are born. amazing and beautiful!

The most detailed picture yet of a star nursery birthing new suns

an actual star nursery. where suns are born. amazing and beautiful!

Iris Nebula NGC 7023.  Credit:  T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF

Iris Nebula NGC 7023. Credit: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF

The Flame Nebula, designated as NGC 2024 and Sh2-277, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion. It is about 900 to 1,500 light-years away. Wikipedia

The Flame Nebula, designated as NGC 2024 and Sh2-277, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion. It is about 900 to 1,500 light-years away. Wikipedia

Northern Coal Sack Nebula located in Cygnus the Swan. (Deneb lies at top center)

Northern Coal Sack Nebula located in Cygnus the Swan. (Deneb lies at top center)

The cosmic ice sculptures of the Carina Nebula via Hubblesite. The visible space is big, complex and can be incredibly beautiful.

The cosmic ice sculptures of the Carina Nebula via Hubblesite. The visible space is big, complex and can be incredibly beautiful.

Thats gorgeous this is why I wished we didnt have lights!!! But we need them too so Im torn!

Thats gorgeous this is why I wished we didnt have lights!!! But we need them too so Im torn!

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