In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula.
The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago.
The above image taken in January using multiple exposures and very specific colors of Sulfur (shaded red), Hydrogen (green), and Oxygen (blue), captures the central region in tremendous detail.
When you think of a celestial ring system, the beautiful ringed planet Saturn will likely jump to mind. But for the first time astronomers have discovered that ring systems aren’t exclusive to planetary bodies — asteroids can have them too. Read more
It’s a big breaking news day for space!
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