Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Tree Nebula’

Spacey Tree

Credit: NASA/JPL–Caltech/P.S. Teix­eira (Cen­ter for Astrophysics)

Whether you see a Christ­mas tree or snowflake, this neb­ula rep­re­sents win­ter. Trace the dim tri­an­gu­lar pat­tern of the tree in the wisps of green and yel­low. Or fol­low the pat­tern of a snowflake in the cen­ter group of stars in this Spitzer Space Tele­scope image of the Christ­mas Tree Neb­ula.

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The ancient peo­ples saw pic­tures in the sky. From those pat­terns in the heav­ens, ancient sto­ry­tellers cre­ated leg­ends about heroes, maid­ens, drag­ons, bears, cen­taurs, dogs and myth­i­cal crea­tures…
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