Some Unknown Photos
1. Helix Nebula
The Helix Nebula is located in the constellation Aquarius 650 light-years from the Earth. It is one of the planetary nebulae closest to the Earth. It is formed by the explosion of a supernova with a mass three times larger than the Sun, and has a diameter of 2.5 light-years. In February 2009, scientists photographed this beautiful nebula. Its shape and color looked like a huge eye. They called it “Eye of God”.
2. Pillars of Creation
This is an image of the cylindrical interstellar gas and dust in the Sky Eagle Nebula taken by the Hubble Telescope, about 6500-7000 light-years away from Earth. It is perhaps one of the most recognized Hubble images. It is named Pillar of Creation because the gas and dust are creating new stars. The leftmost pillar is about four light years long.
3. Eagle Nebula
This is the Pillar of Creation in the Sky Eagle Nebula taken by scientists using the Hubble Telescope’s third-generation Wide Field Camera 3 (Wide Field Camera 3).
4. Abell 1689
This is a cluster of galaxies in the constellation Virgo, about 2.2 billion light-years away from Earth. It is one of the largest known galaxy clusters in size and mass, showing more than 160,000 globular clusters.
5. NGC 1300
Like the Milky Way, this is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter of more than 100,000 light-years and is about 61 million light-years away from us.
6. Cone Nebula
The Cone Nebula is located in the constellation Monoceros, about 2,700 light-years from the Earth. It is part of the nebula surrounding the Christmas Tree Cluster. The diffuse cone nebula gets its name from its shape.
7. Horsehead Nebula
This is a dark nebula. From the earth, dark dust and rotating gas seem to form the head of a horse, so it is called the Horsehead Nebula. It is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud, about 1,500 light years from Earth.
8. V838 Monocerotis
This is a red variable star located in the constellation Monoceros, about 20,000 light years away from the sun. It was discovered in January 2002 and reached a maximum visual magnitude of 6.75 on February 6, 2002, and began to dim rapidly thereafter.
9. Cigar Galaxy
Also known as the Messier catalog 82 (M82), it is an irregular galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major, 12 million light years away. It is the nearest nuclear starburst galaxy to the earth. The colliding gas cloud produces stars, mostly in huge star clusters.
10. Arp 273
When spiral galaxies interact, tidal forces can distort their normal form. On the 21st anniversary of Hubble’s lift-off, NASA astronomers released photos of a pair of interacting galaxies. These two galaxies look like a beautiful rose, called “Arp 273”, located in Andromeda. , About 300 million light years from the earth.
11. Retina Nebula
This is also a planetary nebula, 2,000 light-years away from Earth. The image is color-coded. Hydrogen is displayed in green, oxygen is displayed in blue, and nitrogen is displayed in red. In this nebula, the bright light bands or stripes are air masses and dust. The air masses and dust fly in different directions from the dying star, making the entire nebula form a network structure, which looks like the retina of the eye, so it is called as the Retina Nebula.
12. Cat’s Eye Nebula
he Cat’s Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula in the Draco constellation, is one of the most complex nebulae known. Images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope show that the Cat’s Eye Nebula has various shapes such as knots, spray columns, and arcs.
13. Ant Nebula
This is also a planetary nebula, also known as Mz3, ejected from a globular star similar to the sun, located in the Milky Way, 3000 to 6000 light years from Earth. So far, astronomers have not figured out how this “ant”‘s waist came from.
14. Blinking Planetary
This nebula is 2200 light-years away from us and is 1.5 light-years in size. Images taken by Hubble show two red patches on the edge of this nebula.
15. Orion Nebula
It is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion and a diffuse nebula. Discovered by the Dutch astronomer Huygens in 1656, it has a diameter of about 16 light-years and an apparent magnitude of 4, and is 1,500 light-years away from the earth. It is a huge gas dust cloud that is producing new stars in space. Hubble provides astronomers with an excellent view to watch the birth of stars.