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Originally posted by ATLien
Apparently it's known as Ira's Ghost and the best explanation scientists have come up with so far is that Ira's Ghost was once visited by a high-velocity star spat out by its cluster and passing through at 200,000km/h.
Here's a New's Source on it:
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Wow, I am awe struck! So are these pics actual digital photos or are they reconfigured information from the telescopes put thru cg for interpretation? What is the source of light bouncing off the top of the nebula? It looks like there is a giant source of light close by.
[edit on 23-8-2010 by speculativeoptimist]