Splendor in the Gas

Splendor in the Gas

OK, that’s a little cheesy, but we don’t have grass in Las Vegas, just cactus and rocks. So let me slide on this one. I wanted to share an inspirational photo, taken by the Hubble a few years ago. It’s truly jaw dropping beautiful gas forming a nebula, a stellar nursery.

NGC 6357 is a dreadful name for this amazing cosmic creation, about 8000 light years from us, also known as the Lobster  Nebula, and the War and Peace Nebula, visible in the constellation Scorpio. Some of the most massive stars in the Milky Way are found here.NGC6357 (2)

 

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