NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has released a new image showing a stunning image of a very distant nebula (17,000 light-years away), although naming the nebula after an animal or similar object is quite a bit too far away. plain See the Pillars of Creation of the Eagle Nebula, Crab Nebula, Cat’s Eye and Horse’s Head, most of which won’t chill you.
Combined with 14 years of data, the nebula in question is MSH 15-52 or or. cosmic hands hit the wall/hand of god.and looks like its sound A creepy transparent hand reaches for a red brick wall/flame pit. Astronomers estimate that light from the nebula, the remnant of a supernova explosion, reached Earth about 1,700 years ago, making it the youngest nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy.
The finger-like path is the result of energy and particles being blown by pulsars and slowed down at various speeds. When colliding with a nearby gas cloud, RCW 89 Particles move at speeds of nearly 9 million miles per hour and up to 11 million miles per hour. This is slow compared to the average 30 million miles per hour. This slowdown is caused by dense gas moving through RCW 89. Those interested in learning more can visit NASA’s homepage.
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