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Mon Jul 10, 2017, 08:50 PM

Rho Ophiuchi: A Colorful Cosmic Cloud in Photos

By Hanneke Weitering, Staff Writer-Producer | July 9, 2017 07:30am ET


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The Rho Ophiuchi nebular complex is a beautiful, gigantic cloud of colorful cosmic dust and gas located 460 light-years from Earth in the constellation Ophiuchus. It's one of the closest stellar nurseries to the solar system and one of the most-photographed objects in the night sky. Astrophotographers Warren Keller, Jim Misti and Steve Mazlin teamed up to create this stunning 4-panel mosaic of the nebula, "I think its dusky and mysterious aura as compared to the generally brighter, super-saturated ones, is what's alluring," Keller told Space.com.

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https://www.space.com/37418-rho-ophiuchi-nebula-photos.html?utm_source=notification

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Judi Lynn Jul 2017 OP
WhiteTara Jul 2017 #1
LudwigPastorius Jul 2017 #2
sakabatou Jul 2017 #3
NJCher Jul 2017 #4
Judi Lynn Jul 2017 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 09:43 PM

1. So beautiful! Thanks

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 11, 2017, 04:13 PM

2. My God,...

it's full of gas.

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Wed Jul 12, 2017, 01:58 AM

3. Wow...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:30 PM

4. in one there is a giant alien face

anybody else see it? I found it toward the end.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:10 PM

5. Now I see it! Wouldn't want to cross that big guy, either. Just left of center, upper 1/4th.

Looks as if he's just been there, watching, right?

There is also a yellowish mass, peering out from under the darker bank, also to the left of center, which could be seen as a face, with the eyes slightly obscured under the top mass, as if he's wearing it as a giant hat.

Yikes!

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