Sharpless 221 and 216

Sharpless 221 and 216

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Credit: J-P METSAVAINIO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sharpless 221 and 216. Sharpless 221 (left) is a supernova remnant in the constellation Auriga. Sharpless 216 (right) is an emission nebula in the constellation Perseus. Different colours represent different ionised gases; sulphur is red, hydrogen is green and oxygen is blue.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, auriga, emission nebula, false colour, gas shell, hst-palette, hubble palette, perseus, sharpless 216, sharpless 221, shells, snr, space, star birth, star death, starbirth, stellar formation, supernova remnant, telescope

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