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Someone in space is blowing bubbles [Amazing Photo of the Day]

Posted By Vamien McKalin On December 24, 2013 @ 9:53 AM In Miscellaneous | No Comments

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“Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble [2] is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless [3] 2-308 it lies some 5,200 light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major [4]) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon.”

[via NASA [5]]


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[1] Image: https://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/sharpless308_husted_960.jpg

[2] this cosmic bubble: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnusloop/11369709644/

[3] Sharpless: http://galaxymap.org/cgi-bin/sharpless.py?s=1

[4] Canis Major: http://stardate.org/nightsky/constellations/canis_major

[5] NASA: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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