IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula

Astronomy Science ~ South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich Scorpio constellation , there are emission nebula, IC 4628 . The close...

Astronomy Science ~ South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich Scorpio constellation, there are emission nebula, IC 4628. The closest major star and hot, millions of years old, illuminating the nebula with ultraviolet light, releasing electrons from atoms.

The electrons eventually recombine with the atoms to produce the visible nebula, dominated by the red emission from hydrogen. Located at a distance of about 6,000 light-years away, the area shown about 250 light-years wide, covers an area of four full moons in the sky. This nebula is also cataloged as Gum 56 to honor astronomer Colin Stanley Gum Australia, but seafood lovers may recognize this cosmic cloud as Prawn Nebula.

The electrons eventually recombine with the atoms to produce the visible nebula, dominated by the red emission from hydrogen. Located at a distance of about 6,000 light-years away, the area shown about 250 light-years wide, covers an area of four full moons in the sky. This nebula is also cataloged as Gum 56 to honor astronomer Colin Stanley Gum Australia, but seafood lovers may recognize this cosmic cloud as Prawn Nebula.
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Astronomy Science: IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula
IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula
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