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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:48 AM

'Seagull Nebula': Telescope captures emission nebula shaped like a seagull, spanning 100 lights year

'Seagull Nebula': Telescope captures emission nebula shaped like a seagull, spanning 100 lights years wide

Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:06PM

A massive cloud of dust and glowing gases speckled with newborn stars in the shape of a seagull shines in a stunning image captured by a telescope in Chile.

A new photo from the European Southern Observatory telescope shows the "Seagull Nebula."

It's a cosmic nursery full of baby stars, and gets its name because it resembles a gull in flight. Its wingspan measures 100 light years across, according to the European Southern Observatory.

The color and glow come from newborn and still-developing stars energizing gas around them and emitting radiation. This particular collection is known as an emission nebula, which indicates the active formation of new stars.

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