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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New Hubble Pic? Break Out Da Bubbly! (Bubbly Nebula from NASA that is)

This pic was just released last month from Hubble (its Wide Field Planetary Camera-2) This thing's about 5,000 light years away.  A big gassy cloud, The Bubbly Nebula is seen here in   pretty blue.

Most times a color in a NASA picture has a significant meaning to it (especially the sun's freq. color codes of the Solar Dynamics Observatory aka the SDO), but the colors assigned in this pic are simply for the prettiness factor :) ESA said "It is important to note that the colors in this image are arbitrary."
NGC 1501 - The Bubbly Nebula 
aka The Oyster Nebula
Image Credit:ESA/Hubble & NASA; acknowledgement: Marc Canale

Want to learn more about The Bubbly Nebula?  Here, Let Me Google that For You :)

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