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These animated images – created via artificial volumetric models – help convey the idea of what these space objects must really be like.

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Melotte 15, the central star cluster in the Heart Nebula, located an estimated 7,500 light-years away. Image copyright J-P Metsavainio.


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Emission nebula IC 410, in the constellation in the constellation Auriga. This nebula is about 12,000 light-years away and over 100 light-years across. It is a cloud of glowing hydrogen gas, whose shape is sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from an embedded open star cluster called NGC 1893. Image copyright J-P Metsavainio.


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The Pelican Nebula, an H II region associated with the more famous North America Nebula in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It is located 1,800 light-years away. Image copyright J-P Metsavainio.


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The Lagoon Nebula, estimated to be between 4,000 to 6,000 light years from the Earth, int he direction of the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as both an emission nebula and an HII region. Image copyright J-P Metsavainio.


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NGC 6752, a globular star cluster in the direction of the southern constellation Pavo, an estimated 13,000 light-years away. Image copyright J-P Metsavainio.


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The Pelican Nebula, an H II region associated with the more famous North America Nebula in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It is located 1,800 light-years away. Image copyright J-P Metsavainio.


I find this one so pretty. It looks like blue skys deep in the heart of black space. Almost like the heavens are opening up in space :).

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Utterly Amazing !! :shock:
Thank you so much for the share

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