31 Oct '13, 2pm

#HappyHalloween from space Wizard nebula shines in cosmic photos

#HappyHalloween from space Wizard nebula shines in cosmic photos

The "Witch's Broom" in NGC 6960, part of the Veil Nebula. (Photo: Fred Herrmann) A pair of spooky and spectacular celestial sights are showcased in two new photos, just in time for Halloween . One new image, from the University of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter (MLSC), depicts the dazzling Wizard Nebula, which surrounds an open star cluster 8,000 light-years from Earth called NGC 7380. "In this orientation, I doubt you will see the wizard, but there is still something very mysterious about the sculpted ridges of gas and dust that give this nebula a Halloween feel (I see bat-like appendages)," Adam Block, manager of public observing programs at MLSC, told SPACE.com via email. [The Spookiest Nebula Photos of All Time (Gallery) ] The Wizard Nebula lies in the direction of the constellation Cepheus and can be seen with a small telescope . Photo: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCent...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/wizard-neb...

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