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Jan 11

Hubble Zooms in on a Space Oddity

Source:ESA/HUBBLE Photo Release heic1102


Unusual ghostly green blob of gas appears to float near a normal-looking spiral galaxy.
Image credit: NASA, ESA, William Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa), and the Galaxy Zoo team.

A strange, glowing green cloud of gas that has mystified astronomers since its discovery in 2007 has been studied by Hubble. The cloud of gas is lit up by the bright light of a nearby quasar, and shows signs of ongoing star formation.(read more)

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