Everyone loves nebula shots.
This ‘snow angel’ beat out newly released images of Dione – one of Saturn’s moons – and the most detailed picture of the spiral galaxy NGC 253.
This region of space is called Sharpless 2-106, according to NASA.
Twin lobes of super-hot gas, glowing blue in this image, stretch outward from the central star. This hot gas creates the “wings” of our angel. A ring of dust and gas orbiting the star acts like a belt, cinching the expanding nebula into an “hourglass” shape.
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