NGC 2359 (aka Thor’s Helmet) is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is about 15,000 light-years away and 30 light-years across. The central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. 19 more words
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The ESO and Ciel et Espace Photos just completed the first Photo Nightscape Awards (PNA), an international photo nightscape competition to celebrate astrophotography.
The ESO will award the winner of the professional category with a trip to Paranal, home of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and part of the under construction Paranal-Armazones complex. 167 more words