Five nebulae, in the reality of which it is impossible to believe!


There are many different types of nebulae, which differ in size, origin and properties. Nevertheless, they all have the most bizarre forms and colors, which is often impossible to believe in the reality. Therefore, today we picked up the top 5 of the most incredible nebulaes of our galaxy.

Perhaps this object is not the most beautiful nebula of all known, but its main goat is that this nebula can be seen with a naked eye, it is in the constellation of Orion: Below the asterism «Orion belt», you can see a slightly foggy star — this is Our nebula. In ordinary telescopes or binoculars, it looks just magical. And in the photo you can see it in all its glory.

Orion Nebula contains a very young scattered star cluster, known as «trapezium». In total, there are about 2800 stars in this cluster.

They are part of the big Nechal Nebula and are at a distance of about 7 thousand light years from us. They consist of dust and gas and contain inside the many cavities in which active star formation is coming.

Unfortunately, according to the latest studies of the «pillar of creation» were to be destroyed by an explosion of supernova 6 thousand years ago and we still see them only because the light has not yet managed to fly to us. Thanks to this, we can admire this beauty about a thousand years old.

If they talk about the Nebula «Heart», then be sure to remember about her neighbor — the Nebula «Soul», because they are next to each other in the sky and at the same distance from the Earth — 7.5 thousand light years. In the center of the «Heart» nebula, as in the «soul», there are small groups of very bright stars.

This is probably the most famous nebula and belongs to the form of dark nebulae. There is a horse head at a distance of 1.5 thousand light years. What is interesting, we can see this beauty only because behind it is another pretty bright nebula, which radiates red light, against which the «Konskaya head» nebula is clearly visible.

This nebula is one of the most famous planetary nebulae. It is in 2000 light years from our planet and has the appearance of an elongated ring surrounding the central star — White Dwarf. The radius of this ring is about a third of the light year. Ring is a fairly young nebula and, given the speed of its expansion, it is only about 5,500 years.

Author: Alexey Nimchuk. Editorial: Fedor Karasenko.

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