Omega nebula

Omega nebula

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Caption: Omega nebula (NGC 6618). This is an emission nebula, a huge cloud of gas and dust that glows as the hydrogen it contains is ionised by radiation from the hot young stars that have formed within it. This nebula, also known as the Swan nebula, lies around 5000 light years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius. Image taken by the EMMI instrument on the ESO's (European Southern Observatory) New Technology Telescope (NTT).

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, emission nebula, emmi, eso multi-mode instrument, h ii, h2, horseshoe nebula, m17, messier 17, new technology telescope, ngc 6618, ntt, omega nebula, sagittarius, space, star, star birth, starbirth, stellar nursery, swan nebula, telescope

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