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Thor’s Helmet nebula

I am currently rewrriting a short story set inside the Thor’s Helmet nebula, an emission nebula around 30 light-years across and some 15,000 light-years from the Solar System. While checking some technical details I discovered that a couple of days ago a stunning picture of the nebula was NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day”. Awe-inspiring!

As the above picture is copyright follow the link to view it. Below is a different view (released into the public domain by Roberto Mura):
800px-NGC_2359_in_CMa

1 Comment so far

  1. Kathryn Jankowski March 11th, 2013 9:03 pm

    Wow, that is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing, Phillip.

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