Joined: 10 Oct 06
Hubble’s top ten space photographs
No. 1 No. 2
No 1. The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth. No. 2 The Ant Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas whose technical name is Mz3.
No. 3 No. 4
No. 3 The Nebula NGC 2392, also called Eskimo because it looks like a face surrounded by a furry hood. No. 4 The Cat's Eye Nebula.
No. 5 No. 6
No. 5 The Hourglass Nebula, 8,000 light years away. No. 6 The Cone Nebula.
No. 7 No. 8
No. 7 The Perfect Storm, a small region in the Swan Nebula, 5,500 light years away.
No. 8 Starry Night, so named because it reminded astronomers of the Van Gogh painting. It is a halo of light around a star in the Milky Way.
No. 9 No.10
No. 9 The swirling cores of two merging galaxies called NGC 2207 and IC 2163 in the distant Canis Major constellation, and lastly
No. 10 The Trifid Nebula, a 'stellar nursery', 9,000 light years away, where new stars are born.
Joined: 11 Feb 06
Didn’t include my favourite: the “Homunculus”, a twin-lobed explosion of ejecta surrounding the gigantic star Eta Carinae.
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