About 30,000 years ago a star explode and sent glowing debris rocketing through the surrounding space. Astronomers call it the Jellyfish Nebula, the remains of a super nova, about 5,000 light years from Earth located in the constellation Gemini. It has a two-layer shell-like structure nearly 70 light years across. In the northwestern portion, is a shock wave, a bright, complex lattice of glowing hydrogen filaments. Extending from this region are meandering streamers of gas and dust extending 25 light years, ejecta of star material.

 

34.2 hours total exposure of ionized hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur emissions

Shock Wave

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