Jan 15

Cometary globule CG4 aka the Mouth of the Beast

Source: Photo Release eso1503

VLT image of the cometary globule CG4VLT image of the cometary globule CG4.
Image credits:ESO

Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this new image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Although it appears to be big and bright in this picture, this is actually a faint nebula, which makes it very hard for amateur astronomers to spot. The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery.(read more)

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