Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nasa discovers amazing nebula

[ via Mail Online ] 24 Dec

Nasa scientists were in a very festive mood on Friday, releasing an amazing image of a nebula they nicknamed the 'wreath nebula.' 

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is getting into a festive mood this Christmas after imaging a beautiful nebula called Barnard 3, or IRAS Ring G159.6-18.5. Nicknamed the "Wreath Nebula" by mission scientists, Bernard 3 does have some familiarity with the green and red wreath hanging peacefully on your neighbor's door. But looks can be deceiving.
The scene looks like a ring of evergreens decorated with a red Christmasy bow with silver bells throughout. It was captured by Nasa's WISE space telescope.
Read more: Mail Online


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