NASA highlights the idyllic, lonely space oasis of 'Necklace Nebula' stars

Published May 01 2021 at 5:48 PM GMT
  • This cluster of stellar bodies may be formally known as the "Necklace Nebula," but to me it just looks like a peaceful, lush oasis hanging out in deep space.
  • Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, K Noll Look at that.
  • Gorgeous, right' This "diamond necklace of cosmic proportions," as NASA describes it, is situated about 15,000 light-years from Earth, and it makes up a part of the Sagitta Constellation.
  • The Necklace Nebula was "born" about 10,000 years ago when the larger of two suns in a tight orbit expanded and engulfed its stellar sibling.
  • But the smaller star continued its orbit, which in turn caused the larger star to rotate more quickly.


  • Published May 1, 2021 5:48 PM GMT