The Gemini Observatory, built and operated by a partnership of 7 countries (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Australia, Brazil and Argentina), consists basically basically two twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes, one in Hawaii and one in Chile. Their observations of the sky have resulted in the discovery of a new planetary nebula, named Kronberger 61, after its discoverer, an amateur astronomer from Deep Sky Hunters. This nebula was formed by the gas emitted from a small blue-tinted star (see the amazing photograph). a new nebula is a rare find.
Stunning New Planetary Nebula Unveiled
This image of an exquisite puff of interstellar gas, resembling a union of soccer ball and jellyfish, was released July 25 by the Gemini Observatory.
Exhaled by a dying star, the newly-discovered planetary nebula, Kronberger 61, is named for its finder: Austrian Matthias Kronberger, member of the amateur astronomy group Deep Sky Hunters.
Kronberger found the luminous bubble by searching a section of sky near the northern constellation Cygnus with Digitized Sky Survey data. This sliver of the sky is also covered by Kepler, NASA’s space telescope charged with finding habitable planets.
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It looks like a giant bubble gum bubble - obviously created by Thor when he and Loki were moving between Star Systems.
To me, it is clear that it was created when Ganesha decided to take a swim and blow soap bubbles out of his trunk.
Death Star explosion remnants.
Exactly, it is a star's last breath. How fascinating is that?
I think you missed my Star Wars reference =)
Am I crazy but,as it has been said many times, it's hard to believe we are alone ...