Nebulas exist within the area between stars, referred to as the Interstellar area. The truth is, there’s a Nebula near Earth which might presumably be the remnant of the dying star, in line with NASA. It’s known as the Helix Nebula and is situated roughly 700 light-years away from Earth. NASA captures the Nebulas with the assistance of its Spitzer Area Telescope, Hubble Area Telescope, and the brand new James Webb Area Telescope.
At the moment’s NASA Astronomy Image of the Day is the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, situated about 3000 light-years from Earth in direction of the constellation of Cepheus. This nebula resides in a younger star cluster, given the designation of IC 1396. Based on NASA, it has a magnitude of three.5 and is seen to the unaided eye as a faint patch on a totally darkish night time. Beneath the nebula are darkish shapes referred to as The Caravan.
This superior snapshot was captured by astrophotographer Steve Cannistra.
NASA’s description of the image
Like an illustration in a galactic Simply So Story, the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula winds by means of the emission area and younger star cluster complicated IC 1396, within the excessive and much off constellation of Cepheus. Seen on the left the cosmic elephant’s trunk, also referred to as vdB 142, is over 20 light-years lengthy. This detailed telescopic view options the brilliant swept-back ridges and pockets of cool interstellar mud and fuel that abound within the area. However the darkish, tendril-shaped clouds include the uncooked materials for star formation and conceal protostars inside.
Almost 3,000 light-years distant, the comparatively faint IC 1396 complicated covers a big area on the sky, spanning over 5 levels. This rendition spans a 1 diploma extensive subject of view although, concerning the angular dimension of two full moons. After all the darkish shapes under and to the fitting of the outstretched Elephant’s Trunk, are recognized to some as The Caravan.