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Elephant's Trunk nebula - Wikipedia

Elephant's Trunk nebula

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Spitzer Space Telescope photo of the nebula.

The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust in the IC 1396 star cluster located in the Cepheus constellation about 3,000 light years away from Earth. The nebula is known as a stellar nursery since it is thought to be made up of raw material of newborn stars. Elephants Trunk Nebula (large) from NASA.gov File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Elephants Trunk Nebula (large) from NASA.gov File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST) (formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)) is an infrared space observatory, the fourth and final of NASAs Great Observatories. ... The Boast of Cassiopeia is a story from Greek mythology, associated with Perseus. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... In cosmogony, the solar nebula is the gaseous cloud (or accretion disc) from which our solar system is believed to have formed. ... For alternate meanings see star (disambiguation) Hundreds of stars are visible in this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the Sagittarius Star Cloud in the Milky Way Galaxy. ...


 
 

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