Hand of God Nebula: New Photos Released

Hand of God Nebula: New Photos Released

  New photos have been captured of the stunning “Hand of God” nebula. Known as CG4 to astronomers, the Hand of God nebula is a cometary globule nebula. One of its distinctive characteristics is that one side has been wafted outwards into a long tail which resembles the burning tail of a common comet. The tail of […]

The Nebula: a Violent, Spectacular Stellar Spectacle

The Nebula: a Violent, Spectacular Stellar Spectacle

As astronomers can observe, young stars can emanate a violent, yet beautiful spectacle of hydrogen explosions and blustery stellar winds among the vast blackness of space. As pictured in the photo above, released by the European South Observatory (ESO), gusts of radiation pour energy into the hydrogen clouds causing charged ions to glow the magnificent, […]

Astronomers Discover Cosmic Filaments Illuminated by Quasar

Astronomers Discover Cosmic Filaments Illuminated by Quasar

Astronomers have discovered cosmic filaments in deep space that have been illuminated by a quasar – UM 287. This filament is part of the largest known gas cloud in the universe. They have also found that gaseous entities hypothesized to be a minimal part of the space between cosmic structures are much more massive than […]