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The area shows almost no signs of cosmic matter, meaning no stars, planets, solar systems or clouds of cosmic dust. Researchers couldn't even find dark matter, which is invisible but measurable by its gravitational pull. There were also no signs of black holes that might have gobbled up the matter once present in the region.

The area shows almost no signs of cosmic matter, meaning no stars, planets, solar systems or clouds of cosmic dust. Researchers couldn't even find dark matter, which is invisible but measurable by its gravitational pull. There were also no signs of black holes that might have gobbled up the matter once present in the region.

The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC 2264, the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable star S Mon (also known as 15 Mon). If viewed with this northern portion at the bottom, the stars of this cluster form the outline of a Christmas Tree, topped by the 7th magnitude star HD 47887.

The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC 2264, the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable star S Mon (also known as 15 Mon). If viewed with this northern portion at the bottom, the stars of this cluster form the outline of a Christmas Tree, topped by the 7th magnitude star HD 47887.

#PumpkinNebula, also known as #RottenEggNebula or technical name 231.84 4.22 OH, is a planetary #protonebulosa located in the constellation Puppis. Call pumpkin Nebula because of its peculiar shape. The other nickname, Rotten Egg Nebula, refers to the large amount of sulfur compounds present in it.

#PumpkinNebula, also known as #RottenEggNebula or technical name 231.84 4.22 OH, is a planetary #protonebulosa located in the constellation Puppis. Call pumpkin Nebula because of its peculiar shape. The other nickname, Rotten Egg Nebula, refers to the large amount of sulfur compounds present in it.

#M64 from #Grantecan | M64 is a spiral galaxy known as the Galaxy "Black Eye" because of a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the nucleus, resulting in a dark appearance. With an apparent magnitude of 8.8, you can glimpse with binoculars on dark nights, appearing as an irregular region of diffuse light.

#M64 from #Grantecan | M64 is a spiral galaxy known as the Galaxy "Black Eye" because of a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the nucleus, resulting in a dark appearance. With an apparent magnitude of 8.8, you can glimpse with binoculars on dark nights, appearing as an irregular region of diffuse light.

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