Friday, June 29, 2012

Amazing Space Jellyfish Floats in Night Sky Photo

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Jellfish Nebula by photographer Bill Snyder
Also known as the Jellyfish Nebula, stunning IC443 is roughly 5000 light years from Earth in the constellation Gemini. Astrophotographer Bill Snyder snapped this photo from Connellsville, Pa., on April 2, 2012.
CREDIT: Bill Snyder

Like a jellyfish floating in deep space, the supernova remnant IC 443 appears in serene beauty in this night sky photographer's amazing view.

Astrophotographer Bill Snyder captured this photo from his home observatory in Connellsville, Pa., on April 2, 2012.
Also known as the Jellyfish nebula or Sharpless 248, IC 443 is in the constellation Gemini. It is roughly 5,000 light years from Earth and resembles a jellyfish dragging its tentacles deep in the ocean. A light-year is the distance light travels in one year—about 6 trillion miles or 10 trillion kilometers.

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