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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Methuselah Nebula MWP1: Beautiful Methuseleh, in the constellation Cygnus, is a mere 150 thousand years old, a cosmic blink of the eye but far older than the average nebula which lasts 10 - 20 thousand years. (Planetary nebulae are the brief final phase of stellar evolution as the central star shrugs off its outer layers to become a hot white dwarf.)


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Hubble
Hubble

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Methuselah Nebula MWP1: Beautiful Methuseleh, in the constellation Cygnus, is a mere 150 thousand years old, a cosmic blink of the eye but far older than the average nebula which lasts 10 - 20 thousand years. (Planetary nebulae are the brief final phase of stellar evolution as the central star shrugs off its outer layers to become a hot white dwarf.)
Methuselah Nebula MWP1: Beautiful Methuseleh, in the constellation Cygnus,  is a mere 150 thousand years old, a cosmic blink of the eye but far older than the average nebula which lasts 10 - 20 thousand years. (Planetary nebulae are the brief final phase of stellar evolution as the central star shrugs off its outer layers to become a hot white dwarf.)

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Rosette Nebula
Rosette Nebula

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? Blue Moon ? over Manhattan! ~
? Blue Moon ? over Manhattan! ~

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