Hubble takes amazing photos of the Prawn Nebula and a newborn star

By | December 11, 2021


New Scientist reports:

The above image shows the Prawn Nebula, a huge cloud of dust and gas often referred to as a stellar nursery because it acts as the birthplace for new stars. It is about 6000 light years from Earth and located in the Scorpius constellation, which is among the most prominent of the 88 constellations.

The Prawn Nebula is an emission nebula – its gases are ionised by radiation from its stars, causing the cloud to glow in both visible and infrared wavelengths. The area glowing red reveals ionised iron. [Continue reading…]

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