Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Mouth of Cometary Globule CG4

Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Although it looks huge and bright in this image it is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe. The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery.

Image credit: ESO

Note: For more information, see The Mouth of the Beast.

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