The Young Stars of NGC 7129

NGC7129 Young Star Cluster

The Young Stars of NGC 7129 This gorgeous loose cluster of stars holds youthful, energetic and youthful sun-like stars.  These stars, only a few million years old are creating the beautiful scenery you see here. The blue dust you see is simply just dust reflecting the starlight.  The red half-moon…

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Flying Lizard Nebula – Stars Form in the SMC

NGC602 - The Flying Lizard Nebula

Small doesn’t always mean inactive… In one of the Milky Way’s companion galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud, lies a violent star forming region not discussed frequently.  Typically, we hear about the Tarantula Nebula (found in the Large Magellanic Cloud) who hosts some of the most massive stars found to date…

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Along the Cygnus Wall Nebula

Along the Cygnus Wall

Along The Cygnus Wall Digging through some of the APOD archives, I found this picture which brought me back to the first time I saw it.  I probably spent a good hour on the subject of this emission nebula.  Probably because of just how vast it is, while thinking that this…

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Dark Nebula Across Taurus

Dark Nebula Across Taurus

  Dark Nebula Across Taurus Sometimes even the dark dust of interstellar space has a serene beauty. One such place occurs toward the constellation of Taurus. The filaments featured here can be found on the sky between the Pleiades star cluster and the California Nebula. This dust is not known…

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