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Cometary Globule 4

Cometary Globule 4 - space, cometary globule, spiral galaxy, puppis, milky way, cg4, stars
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Cometary globules are isolated, relatively small clouds of gas and dust within the Milky Way. This example, called CG4, is about 1,300 light years from Earth. Its head is some 1.5 light-years in diameter, and its tail is about eight light-years long. The dusty cloud contains enough material to make several Sun-sized stars. CG4 is located in the constellation of Puppis.

The head of the nebula is opaque, but glows because it is illuminated by light from nearby hot stars. Their energy is gradually destroying the dusty head of the globule, sweeping away the tiny particles which scatter the starlight. This particular globule shows a faint red glow from electrically charged hydrogen, and it seems about to devour an edge-on spiral galaxy (ESO 257-19) in the upper left. In reality, this galaxy is more than a hundred million light-years further away, far beyond CG4.
lara Uploaded by lara on . Cometary Globule 4 - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: Cometary Globule 4. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 835913. Cometary globules are isolated, relatively small clouds of gas and dust within the Milky Way. This example, called CG4, is about 1,300 light years from Earth. Its head is some 1.5 light-years in diameter, and its tail is about eight light-years long. The dusty cloud contains enough material to make several Sun-sized stars. CG4 is located in the constellation of Puppis.

The head of the nebula is opaque, but glows because it is illuminated by light from nearby hot stars. Their energy is gradually destroying the dusty head of the globule, sweeping away the tiny particles which scatter the starlight. This particular globule shows a faint red glow from electrically charged hydrogen, and it seems about to devour an edge-on spiral galaxy (ESO 257-19) in the upper left. In reality, this galaxy is more than a hundred million light-years further away, far beyond CG4.
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Ulldorf
Posted by Ulldorf on 05/10/12 at 11:29 AM
thx to lara who makes it possible for us to get to see these wonderful pictures!!
tomd906
Posted by tomd906 on 11/06/11 at 09:03 AM
Nice colored and shaped galaxy!
caramelie
Posted by caramelie on 10/26/11 at 09:38 AM
Wonderful! fav+1
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Uploaded By: lara
Date Uploaded: October 16, 2011
Filename: cg4-2000.jpg
Original Resolution: 2000x1333
File Size: 1.1MB
Category: Stars

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