Gum 41

Pretty patterns of gas and dust.
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Christopher K.
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Gum 41

Post by Christopher K. » October 28th, 2014, 6:10 pm

Gum 41 is an emission nebula 7300 light-years away in Centaurus--the portion of Centaurus not accessible from Baton Rouge. The ESO image on page 74 of the November Astronomy showcases the reddish gas being illuminated by the newborn stars in the center.

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