Heart Nebula July 2010
- uploaded: Jul 28, 2010
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This image is shared with us by Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
WISE Team, JPL-Caltech. NASA
This is a WISE infrared image of two emission nebulae in the constellation of Cassiopeia. The upper right nebua, nominally IC 1805, is known as the Heart Nebula due to its shape, whilst the lower left is known as the Soul Nebula. They lie at a distance of ~6000 light years and, together,are about 300 light years across. They are massive star formation regions.
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