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WOW again!

Postby jsc248 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:11 pm

Hi Gang,

Sorry to be repetitive gang but this is another WOW image and I'm sure you will agree. It shows a butterfly like appearance from this planetary nebula that is formed by a binary star system !!! This rare nebula is called The Twin Jet nebula or more scientifically PN M2-9. It may just be my opinion and I make no apologies for this but just look at the lobes and see the amazing interactions of the gases with the surrounding space. Look at the bow shocks and the rippling of the gases that are approaching the bow wave. I am sorry gang but this type of image simply amazes and astounds me and it is a field that I like to study personally. Take a look at this breath-taking image here

To me astronomy is looking up and thinking "What the heck is going on up there!!"
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