Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dolphin Nebula Swimming Through Space

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The Dolphin Nebula image is surreal. This is known and reported by Space.com as "crescent-shaped planetary nebula SH2-188 glows in wisps of green". Bill Snyder, an astrophotographer, has created an extraordinary image for us to enjoy and ponder.

Bill Snyder reports, "Sh2-188 also known as PNG128.0-4.1 and Simeis22. The Dolphin Nebula, in the constellation Cassiopeia, is a planetary nebula. It is approxmiatly 850 light years from Earth This an asymmetrical shaped planetary nebula."

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Dolphin Nebula

Thanks to Space.com for breaking the story and Bill Snyder for his wonderful image.

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Seeking Alpha