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Some 11,000 years ago, people living in the Southern Hemisphere of Earth must have been completely amazed by a ‘short-lived star’ which was sssso bright that it could be seen even in daytime. That suddenly brightened star was at the … Continue reading
Located 5000 light years from us, this young planetary nebula called the Bow-Tie Nebula or Boomerang Nebula is till now the coldest place ever detected in the universe. It is just one degree warmer than the lowest limit of temperature … Continue reading
The new nebula in my list of favorites – The Calabash Nebula – known commonly as The Rotten Egg Nebulae not because it resembles one but because it smells like one – :p well, at least that is what we expect … Continue reading
One of the most unusual nebulae of our Milky Way – HD 44179, commonly known as the Red Rectangle is basically a ladder-like structure surrounding a dying sun-like star. This star is now at the end of its lifetime, and … Continue reading
The Statue of a Fairy-tale creature poised on a Pedestal!! This is a 92 trillion km long tower of cold gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula inside which stars are expected to be forming. These star-birth areas are seen … Continue reading
These Mystic Mountains which I would have expected to originate only in the dramatic imagination of some very powerful and colorful dreamer is actually not a fantasy art piece but a real Stellar Nursery in the Cosmic Space. These are … Continue reading