View Full Version : The Elusive Jellyfish Nebula

01-05-04, 22:46

Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in the net of this spectacular wide-field telescopic view. Flanked by two yellow-tinted stars at the foot of a celestial twin - Mu and Eta Geminorum - the Jellyfish Nebula is the brighter arcing ridge of emission with dangling tentacles just right of center. Here, the cosmic jellyfish is seen to be part of bubble-shaped supernova remnant IC 443, the expanding debris cloud from an exploded star some 5,000 light-years away. Also in view, emission nebula IC 444 nearly fills the field to the upper left, dotted with small blue reflection nebulae. Like its cousin in astrophysical waters, the Crab Nebula, IC 443 is known to harbor a neutron star, the collapsed core of the massive star that exploded over 30,000 years ago.

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01-05-04, 23:04
Now that is impressive. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Just incredible when you wrap your mind around what's really up there.

01-05-04, 23:05
Looks like a brain on the right?

01-05-04, 23:07

Where do you get your info from? :confused:
Very interesting. So much time...

01-05-04, 23:08
Originally posted by Simulation:
Looks like a brain on the right?Thats supposed to be the Jellyfish! ;)

02-05-04, 09:31
I see the brain in there too! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Very pretty.