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Lesson Learned

Another good one from the awesome that is xkcd.

Brilliant.

The Stingray Nebula (Hen-1357) is one of the youngest known planetary nebula – the result of a dying star shedding its outer layers and illuminating the expanding gas with radiation. Located in the southern constellation Ara (the Altar) the Stingray Nebula is 18,000 light-years away. It’s estimated that the light from the event arrived at Earth in 1987.

Read on LightsInTheDark.com.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on January 14, 2011, in Deep Space Objects, Just for Fun and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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