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Cat's Paw Nebula

Cat's Paw Nebula - nebulae, cats paw nebula, ngc 6334, space, stars, scorpius
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Infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of young massive stars in our galaxy, some nearly ten times the mass of our Sun and most born in the last few million years.
lara Uploaded by lara on . Cat's Paw Nebula - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: Cat's Paw Nebula. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 540511. Infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of young massive stars in our galaxy, some nearly ten times the mass of our Sun and most born in the last few million years. Rating: 4.2

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AnnickEH
Posted by AnnickEH on 12/23/10 at 11:35 AM
WOW ! That's gorgeous !
VTWINSP2
Posted by VTWINSP2 on 12/22/10 at 04:39 PM
The sheer scale of those measurements, make the general size of day-to-day problems seem child-like.
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Total Downloads: 411
Times Favorited: 3
Uploaded By: lara
Date Uploaded: December 22, 2010
Filename: Cats-Paw-Nebula.jpg
Original Resolution: 1600x1200
File Size: 1.71MB
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