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From Rafa Leon at IAC: The Helix Nebula

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The Helix Nebula, are already 10 shots that are few but it’s what’s up, this is the first that sack of this object, 597 more words


Eye of God

This image of Helix Nebula (glowing gas from a dying star) is located in the Constellation Aquarius and is referred to as the Eye of God – the reason is obvious.


The Helix Nebula in Infrared

When viewed in IR by the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Helix Nebula shows a glow that suggests that the central star is surrounded by an unusual cloud of dust. 44 more words


The Eye of God and a Comet

Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day features Comet 2013-x1 (PanSTARRS) passing “close” to the Helix Nebula (New General Catalog 7293) in the constellation Aquarius. Actually, the comet is a foreground object composed of left over material from the solar system’s formation and the Helix nebula is 695 light years distant, not so close after all. 255 more words