Hubble photo shows a cosmic cloud making its very own bright light

Published May 15 2021 at 7:09 PM GMT
  • The legendary Hubble telescope captured an intriguing cosmic cloud — a cloud that makes its own light.
  • Called an "emissions nebula," it's a bright cloud whose gases get excited by radiation from nearby stars, and ultimately emit light.
  • (In other words, this isn't starlight isn't being reflected off the gas.) The right side of this image, however, is darkened by a great cloud of dust, which blocks light from reaching the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • "' A cosmic cloud with a silver lining@NASAHubble captured this image of emission nebula NGC 2313.
  • Emission nebulae are bright, diffuse clouds of ionized gas that emit their own light: https://t co/7CmNil0l7W pic twitter com/OLGiUZ4Alj — NASA (@NASA) May 15, 2021 More about Nasa, Science, and Space.



  • Published May 15, 2021 7:09 PM GMT