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Amazing face shaped Nebula discovered.

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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:06 AM
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Scientists at NASA have just published a set of newly obtained images of nebulae taken in 2012 and 2013 by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory. This particular image shows a uniquely shaped emission nebula NGC2013-0401, also called "Phantom Nebula", located in the small Southern constellation Officinaimaginum.

Phantom Nebula is an example of an emission nebula - a cloud of interstellar gas illuminated by a nearby star whose radiation ionizes the gas and makes it glow. The star is clearly visible in the centre of the image.

"We have identified several nebulae with very unique shapes," says the British astronomer Chris Keegan who has been working with Chandra images for several years. "We don't yet have a good understanding of what is causing such unusual shape. There may other objects we haven't yet detected whose presence causes the gaping holes in the gas cloud. We expect more detailed data in the next few months."


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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:13 AM
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Freakin Awesome...

"Heres looking at you kid."

Would be neat to see a CGI profile of that face.

What if interstellar Picasso's exploded stars into crazy shapes like we paint pictures on canvas?

Anybody see a signature?




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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:14 AM
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Can you please provide a link sir. I would like to read more about these. Thanks for showing me this interesting picture.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:23 AM
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reply to post by sarahlm
 


That would make an awesome Avatar....


Nice find...S&F

Des



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:28 AM
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Spooky! And did you notice that that thing has horns also.
Anyways, thanx for sharing such a kewl picture.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:37 AM
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Very cool picture.

But why do I get the impression that this is an April Fools joke?



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:44 AM
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reply to post by SiglenDyn
 


Shhhh...... You had to go and ruin the fun....



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:06 AM
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Oh! I didn't even realise it was April 1st. Haha I hope this isn't a joke, I was so excited when I found the article. I will find the link I was reading it from.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:12 AM
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Oh I'am such an idiot

The Nebula exists, the picture it seems is fake

I'm sorry, I just got so excited when I found it, that I posted it straight away without thinking. I didn't even realise it was April 1st



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:33 AM
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And here I thought you were in on it.
The constellation Officinaimaginum...
You have to admit, the devils horns were a nice touch though..



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:10 AM
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Ahhaha

this:

Plus this


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ahhaha..



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:41 AM
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It looks like his Third Eye is open!!



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:51 AM
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I can't believe this hasn't been moved to the Jokes forum yet.

The guy that photoshopped the image has other works if anyone wants to check out: wired.com.


Like a child lying on the grass, he ponders a photo for a while and as soon as something jumps out he takes the image into Photoshop and starts rearranging the celestial elements to reinforce what he’s seen.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by elouina
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Shhhh...... You had to go and ruin the fun....


did you notice the slight infinity symbol like nebula to the bottom left, Definitely April fool.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 08:31 AM
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It's kinda cute, it has a couple of curved spike horns. I don't know what the devil it is



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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I want this to be real. Please do not debunk this. Thanks.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 03:58 PM
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The fake picture IS nice looking. Thanks!



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 03:59 PM
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I know its fascinating that people buy in to anything even on a website based on conspiracy and thinking. It is entertaining.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:48 PM
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fake, just the the hubble telescope itself and all its CG produce.
today may be fools day, but with hubble (and anything nasa), the joke
is on us all year 'round, year in-year out!

hubble-schmubble!



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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lol it looks like a bull...

farewell to the age of Taurus...





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