Noek Pankow

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Thor's Helmet is a nebula found in the constellation Canis Major. As seen in this recently released picture from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, the cosmic cloud of dust and gas is being shaped like a winged helm by outpourings of radiation from the massive stars inside.

the-star-stuff: “ light-years away, also known as NGC Thor’s Helmet is a nebula found in the constellation Canis Major. As seen in this recently released picture from the Cerro Tololo.

Space Photos of the Week: Rotten Egg Nebula Makes a Stanky Mess

Space Photos of the Week: Rotten Egg Nebula Makes a Stanky Mess