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Pismis 24 and NGC 6357 Two stars orbit one another in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth.


M42, the Orion Nebula (Top), and NGC 1977, a Reflection Nebula (Bottom)

M42, the Orion Nebula (Top), and NGC 1977, a Reflection Nebula (Bottom) Photographic Print at

Horsehead, Coal Star, Flame and Background emission nebulae in Orion

~~The Brown Ghoul: vdB 141 | vdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus.Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh’s catalog of reflection nebulae, published in 1966.Several stars are embedded in the nebula. Their light gives it a ghoulish brown color~~

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The DIY Romantic Star Projector — Final Frame

Kenneth was walking around the castle, no place in mind when he comes upon this room and he pushed open the door all the way. "Wow." He gasps pulling his sleeve back down as he enters the room. (Open)

" you're falling back to me, the star that I can see, I know you're out there. .. somewhere out there..."

~*~ The Butterfly Nebula ~*~, NGC 6302, lies about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.

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" I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God."~Abraham Lincoln

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30 Unbelievable Photos of Space

How massive can a star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, making it a record holder. This star is the brightest object located just to the right of the gas front in the above image. Close inspection of images taken recently with the Hubble Space Telescope, however, have shown that Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity not from a single star but from three at least.